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Food and Drink Federation Scotland respond to the Scottish Programme for Government 2023-24

06/09/2023
David Thomson, CEO of Food and Drink Federation Scotland’s

FOOD and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland has given a response to the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2023-24.

Food and Drink Federation Scotland’s Chief Executive Officer, David Thomson, said:

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“It has been a challenging few years for Scotland’s vital food and drink manufacturers. The Scottish Government must work with us to ensure our industry thrives in Scotland’s transition to a Wellbeing Economy.

“It is positive to see the First Minister’s commitment to work with Scottish businesses to remove regulations that are no longer required and to ensure that they are involved at the earliest stage of policy development.

“The establishment of a Small Business Unit is welcome. It is vital that our food and drink manufacturers – of which 95% are SMEs – are represented in this work to ensure their views are heard.

“The way in which new laws and policies are made over the next year will be a real test to whether the relationship between Scottish Government and business has strengthened.”

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