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Jacob Rees-Mogg, once the minister for Brexit opportunities, is still struggling to wrap his head around the realities of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union four years ago this month, as he’s now been properly educated on its impact on farmers during an interview on his GB News show on Wednesday.
Farmers in North Yorkshire have applied to convert four sheds into business units to make up for a loss of income due to the end of European Union subsidies.
When Britain left the EU, and with it, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that had been in place for 47 years, Mark Wycherley is exactly the kind of farmer who should have benefited.
Seven years since the referendum, how have the “promises” made by the most prominent Brexiteers panned out? Here’s a rundown of the 10 most spectacular untruths.
As they get used to subsidies that are a fraction of those paid by the European Union, Brexit continues to wreck the lives of Britain’s small farmers.
"This great transformation of our economy promised six years ago and you’re saying it’s the end of the common agricultural policy".
Michael Gove has failed to name a single change from Brexit that has “made business easier”, as criticism of the economic harm from the trade deal grows.
RUMOURS that surfaced this week over the watering-down or scrapping of farm payments that rewards landowners for their environmental work has stoked anger amongst the Cumbrian farming community.
UK farming is facing an uncertain future, with the end of EU subsidies due to Brexit, followed by the impact of covid and lockdown.
“The entirely avoidable Brexit crisis has had as much of an impact on UK businesses as the unforeseeable Covid-19 tragedy, and its costs are still rising."
Direct agriculture funds of around £1.8bn per year will be cut by half in 2025 and completely dry up by 2027, under new government plans.
The “blind optimism” shown by UK government ministers in their plans for the future of England’s farms could result in many small and tenant farmers being forced out of business, a parliamentary report has warned.
A new parliamentary report warned the “blind optimism” shown by Tory ministers could force many small and tenant farmers in England out of business - but environment secretary George Eustice insists UK farmers are better off since Brexit.
MPs on the Commons spending watchdog have accused Environment Secretary George Eustice of “blind optimism” to suggest otherwise.
Government scheme to replace EU agricultural payments fuelled by ‘blind optimism’ and still lacking crucial details, say MPs.
As changes wrought by Brexit slash and burn £1.8bn of direct payments to English farmers by 2027, experts warn that government optimism over agriculture in England is dangerously misplaced.
Increased hardship for small farmers as close to a billion pounds wiped off UK’s farming economy in 2020.
The UK has promised a greener and more pleasant land after breaking free of the EU’s farming subsidy programme. But some warn that the new plans could leave small farms at a disadvantage and leave British farmers on uneven and uncertain ground.
Farmers are waking up to the effect Brexit could have on their industry, says PETER HETHERINGTON.
Everything from travel to air quality has been looked at in order to create ‘a growth that gives back’
‘Michael Gove is barking up the wrong tree and knows it,’ says Greenpeace.
British farmers fear they could go out of business following a post-Brexit trade deal with the US, the National Farmers Union has told the BBC.
A no-deal Brexit could cost the farming industry £850m a year in lost profits, new research seen by the BBC suggests.