Last week, Naomi wrote to you about the publication of the UK Trade and Business Commission’s interim report, which looks at the challenges faced by businesses in the wake of Brexit, and offers solutions for overcoming the hurdles they face.
In particular, she highlighted the effect of Brexit on Britain’s food trade, and the potential this has to propel food price increases.
Best for Britain has launched our Food Poverty is not a Fair Trade campaign. We’re calling on the Government to implement the report’s recommendations and at the same time reverse the cut to the £20 uplift to Universal Credit.
Will you spread awareness of our new campaign by writing a letter to your local paper on this issue? Letters to the editor are a really effective way of getting the message out there and making sure local press and their readers across the country realise that this issue is important.
A template letter is below in italics if you wish to use it:
The nightmare of post-Brexit trade is turning into an unpleasant reality for British people.
In particular, food shortages (along with rising rates of inflation) will see price increases passed on to consumers. This is alongside the cuts to Universal Credit as well, meaning the poorest in this country will be hit hardest.
Best for Britain, along with the UK Trade and Business Commission, has highlighted in a new report how post-Brexit trade challenges are causing hardships.
The Government needs to improve its outdated systems, push for a smoother deal with the EU and restore compassion to its politics by keeping the £20 uplift to Universal credit.
We cannot let one disaster simply lead to another.
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