PM reveals food and farming ministerial roles

George Eustice has retained his position as food and farming minister in the latest ministerial appointments by new Prime Minister Theresa May.

May announced a raft of junior ministerial appointments with Eustice retaining his position as the minister in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He will report to the secretary of state for the department Andrea Leadsom. Read More

Brexit to highlight food industry skills: DEFRA boss

Brexit will make skills development in the food and drink manufacturing sector even more important, said new environment secretary Andrea Leadsom, at the launch of a new apprenticeship programme.
“In the post Brexit world, investing in skills and apprenticeships will be more important than ever,” said Leadsom, in her first speech since her appointment to the helm of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Read More