It is thought that the UK imports roughly half its food. Nearly a third of which comes from the EU. It has been reported today that food bills could rise if there is no free trade deal with the EU after Brexit.
If that was to happen the UK could face an average 22% tariff on food imports.
The cabinet's Brexit sub committee is expected to discuss issues relating to food production and agriculture today. It is thought that whilst better off customers could afford to buy more expensive home grown produce, those on lower incomes could be left with lower quality imports.
"While this would not equate to a 22% increase in food prices for consumers, there can be no doubt that prices paid at the checkout would rise," "To counteract this, the government could cut tariffs on all food imports, EU and non-EU, but this would pose a serious risk of undermining UK food producers who could not compete on price."