All-Party Parliamentary Group for Food and Drink

Welcome to the website of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Food and Drink Manufacturing.

Food and drink manufacturing is the UK's largest manufacturing sector, and makes a significant contribution to the British economy. Not only does it add almost as much to the economy as the automotive and aerospace sectors combined, but also employs 400,000 people, and generates more than £12 billion in exports, funds billions in research, development and innovation.

The group's broad remit is to consider the issues that affect the food and drink manufacturing industry and raise awareness of these in Parliament.

In doing this we hope to:

  • provide a forum for debate and dialogue about issues related to food and drink manufacturing
  • ensure Parliamentarians continue to be informed about the issues impacting the industry, and
  • promote the UK food and drink manufacturing sector's interests in Parliament.

More specifically the Group will:

  • act as a critical friend to the UK food and drink manufacturing industry by supporting the important dialogue between Parliamentarians and the industry , and raising issues that APPG members believe industry should address,
  • provide a point of reference for Parliamentarians on any aspect food and drink manufacturing,
  • develop productive working relationships with other relevant All-Party Parliamentary Groups, and
  • encourage the Government to take a proportionate, evidence-based and consistent approach to policy and regulation that impacts the industry.

Latest News

Forthcoming APPG Meetings

12th October – Roundtable to explore the priorities of the UK food and drink industry in the UK-EU negotiations