A Harrogate district horticultural business has estimated that Brexit-related bureaucracy cost it £210,000 last year 12/01/2022
Johnsons of Whixley, which sells over 5 million plants per year, said in a press release yesterday that the “bureaucratic burden” of Brexit had reduced revenue, increased cost and slowed its supply chain.
Brexit is predictably causing delays and shortages. Phytosanitary regulations for the rest of the world are now imposed on seeds and plants from the EU. Products that were harmonised with UK standards till December 2020 may no longer be acceptable.
A SCOTTISH business has revealed how it missed out on a whopping £50,000 worth of EU funding due to Brexit.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to the CBI about a visit to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park in Hampshire this week, which led Agrumi to update on its fight to have its exports of ligustrum topiary sculptures be allowed to be exported again.
Britain's turkey farmers will do their best to ensure Christmas "is as normal as it can be" but shortages are likely, an industry representative has warned.
Many Brits will be forced to go without a Christmas turkey this year because of Brexit labour shortages, MPs were told this afternoon.
Plant export deal in jeopardy post-Brexit 07/10/2021
UK-grown Ligustrum topiary plant sculptures cannot be exported to EU markets under current rules post-Brexit and Defra says there are no steps being taken to remedy this.
Most popular house plants cost eight per cent more than before Brexit, while garden centres have cut back options.
Plant exports fall post-Brexit 11/08/2021
Increased costs and restrictions on the UK horticulture industry to export to the EU have seen a 39% drop in the value of trade in the first six months of the year.
A Devon garden centre company has blamed Brexit for a staff shortage as it gives away £100,000 worth of plants for free.
Centers do not have the staff needed to look after the plants.
Johnsons of Whixley group MD Graham Richardson is seeing a prolonged season but Brexit plant inspection costs - as well as the peat issue - are causing disquiet.
A top European Union official said Wednesday that Britain could face retaliatory tariffs or other sanctions after talks failed to resolve an increasingly heated dispute over implementation of their post-Brexit trade deal in Northern Ireland.
New APHA plant health fees of up to £183 could damage UK nurseries.
Horticulture Week Podcast: Glendoick Gardens' Ken Cox on beginner gardeners, plant-hunting, growing and Brexit [25 mins] 04/05/2021
Plant supply has been tough, while Glendoick's field-grown ericaceous plant exports have been hamstrung by post-Brexit rules not allowing plants with soil on them to go to EU countries. However, Northern Ireland is back in the market after Westminster decided to break EU rules and allow exports.
EU proposes the UK temporarily align on plant and animal rules to remove Irish Sea checks.
The UK’s milk and cream exports to the EU have dropped by 96% ‘because of the post-Brexit trade deal’s red tape’, new figures show.
After a Horticulture Week Freedom of Information request to Defra, the Government has disclosed the proportion of plant and seed imports that have been inspected since Brexit.
Shoppers frustrated by delays, shortages and rising costs.
A survey of garden centres in Flemish Brabant has found that many of them are currently suffering from a shortage of flowers, trees and plants for sale to their green-fingered customers.
The renewed tension in Northern Ireland could have far-reaching implications for the future of the United Kingdom - and post-Brexit relations with the EU.