'More problems than opportunities': UK farming urged to submit evidence over the impact of Brexit and trade deals 24/01/2023
The evidence will inform a new trading framework designed to put farmers’ interests first during trade negotiations.
THEY say a week is a long time in politics – and this week has certainly felt it! Intent on further undermining the devolution settlement and Scottish democracy, the UK Government is pushing ahead with its flawed Retained EU Law (REUL) Bill later today.
Farmers have called for clarity over what post-Brexit support they will receive to improve the environment. / Essex farmer Tom Bradshaw, who is also deputy president of the National Farmers' Union, said the "uncertainty is crippling businesses".
Fruit and veg supply could be ‘in trouble’, says NFU – citing added costs of Brexit and Ukraine war.
Egg shortages ‘just the start’, says NFU – warning tomatoes, cucumbers and pears could become scarce.
George Eustice pulls no punches as he lays into the former prime minister in parliament, lambasting Ms Truss's achievements as international trade secretary.
Local MP Richard Thomson has highlighted a report from an All-Party Parliamentary Group which has found “unwelcome detrimental impacts on livelihoods” as a result of Brexit.
Trade secretary had dismissed predictions by Office for Budget Responsibility. / Rishi Sunak has refused to accept Brexit has damaged the UK's trade with other countries – despite the government's own figures showing a sharp drop.
National Farmers Union calls for post-Brexit rules on seasonal workers to be eased to plug gaps.
Tory frontunner will be ‘empty chaired’ by NFU – as enviornment secretary reveals ‘tensions’ with Truss.
Farming union chief says situation ‘nothing short of a travesty’, as crops also hit by drought and record heat.
NFU President Minette Batters said the UK-New Zealand deal, as with the one signed early this year with Australia, has little benefit for British farmers and that a coherent approach is needed to bolster UK farming’s productivity.
The Government’s Fantasy Food Strategy 07/08/2022
The government’s food strategy lacks detail or any plans for implementation, and it is contradicted by its other policies.
Wessex Lowlines rears high-pedigree Lowline breed cows, which it sells outside the UK.
Animal welfare faces ‘clear and present danger’ from post-Brexit trade deals, study warns 28/07/2022
Claim that UK farming at risk if ‘soft’ approach pursued with countries with ‘less qualms’ about quality.
The International Trade Committee, a cross-party committee of UK members of parliament, has warned the government against “overselling” its free trade agreement (FTA) with Australia, saying that “flat-footed negotiating” has led to significant concessions without securing all possible benefits in return.
What will be the impact of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU on food standards in the UK?
The delay in extra checks on EU imports has been criticised by businesses for creating confusion and leaving UK borders vulnerable to unsafe produce.
With a lack of foreign labour in Britain’s fields, crops are rotting and thousands of healthy pigs are being culled unnecessarily.
Cabinet minister in ‘complete denial’ over Brexit harm to Britain’s economy which experts put at £31 billion 13/06/2022
Treasury silent on damage being caused by Brexit to Britain’s economy and Bank of England accused of being reluctant to talk about it.
‘Like turkeys voting for Christmas’: Brexit-voting farmers set to turn their backs on Johnson 13/06/2022
Voters in Tiverton and Honiton go to the polls next week in what could prove to be one of Johnson's biggest upsets yet.
Mr Raymond was responding to claims published by economist Patrick Minford, who predicted a benefit to the country of £135bn from a “hard Brexit” that eliminated tariffs, and a report from the Institute of Economic Affairs recommending a policy of unilateral free trade once the UK leaves the EU.
Increased costs and administrative hurdles are stifling the movement of horses and livestock in what were once thriving industries.
Labour shortages caused by Brexit and accentuated by the COVID pandemic have badly affected businesses across the food and farming sector and could cause ‘permanent’ damage, UK lawmakers stated in a report published on Wednesday (6 April).
Changes to the agricultural sector following Brexit have been poorly received by English farmers, with many confused by “contradictory” policies.