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The UK meals business has threatened to cease co-operating with authorities coverage consultations, saying it’s busy making an attempt to stave off the “catastrophic impression” of a no-deal Brexit.

The warning got here in a letter to Surroundings Secretary Michael Gove from greater than 30 enterprise leaders.

They stated it seemed “ever extra the likeliest final result” that the UK would go away the EU with out an settlement.

They added that it was a “second of potential disaster” for his or her business.

These signing the letter included the heads of the Meals and Drink Federation, the Nationwide Farmers’ Union and UK Hospitality.

“Neither we not our members have the bodily assets nor organisational bandwidth to have interaction with and correctly reply to non-Brexit associated coverage consultations or initiatives at the moment,” they wrote.

“Authorities has recruited many additional employees; we can’t.”