'Appalling timing’, recruitment difficulties, ‘no positives’… Jersey's main industries give their verdicts on Brexit 06/02/2023
Hospitality, retail and farming leaders all highlighted that Brexit had delivered more challenges than opportunities for the Island. They said it had created ‘more red tape’ and meant fewer European employees staying to work in Jersey.
Brexodus: Where have all the workers gone? 26/01/2023
The consequences of ending the free movement of people between Britain and the EU are becoming painfully clear.
'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.
Brexit has ‘shut down’ UK farmers, the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen tells.
A cross-party group of MPs has called on farmers to take part in a consultation on the impact of Brexit on rural businesses.
A UK-first consultation has been launched to gather evidence on the biggest issues facing all industries - including farming - since Brexit.
A SCOTTISH farmers union has criticised the UK Government for kicking “the can down the road” on implementing an improved system of border controls for meat and other products entering the country.
UK government plans to scrap thousands of EU laws at the end of 2023 should be reconsidered, according to a cross-party group of Senedd members.
Just a tiny fraction of England’s farms have received payment under the government’s sustainable farming incentive.
However, disenchantment with Brexit has been one of the most notable trends of 2022 with a feeling that it has not lived up to the promises made at the time of the referendum. / Two thirds or 65% of British people think Brexit has gone badly compared to just 21% who think it has gone well according to an Opinium survey in early December.
Sutton St Edmund farmer is cutting free range egg production due to shortage of livestock workers following Brexit 16/12/2022
A free range egg farmer says he is having to cut production due to a skills vacuum in the industry. / Tony Gent says he is scaling back his production due to a shortage of skilled livestock workers following Brexit.
Plaid Cymru has accused the UK Government of securing “tiny trade deals” as a result of a ‘frenzied dash for glossy headlines’ and is calling for an economic assessment on the impact of post-Brexit trade deals on the Welsh economy.
John Cole explores the government's response to a petition calling for an enquiry into the impact of Brexit before it's debated in parliament.
New Brexit restrictions have had a ‘disastrous’ impact on the ability of UK breeding companies to sell their stock abroad, the Farming Minister was told at the Young NPA National event in London last week.
Egg shortages ‘just the start’, says NFU – warning tomatoes, cucumbers and pears could become scarce.
Farmers have called on the government to clarify what post-EU support they will receive to improve the environment, six years after the Brexit vote.
FUW President Glyn Roberts has described Brexit as a “mess” and says the exit from the EU is one of the factors responsible for the hardships now being faced by farmers across Wales.
Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has urged UK Government to involve Scottish agriculture and Scottish Government on trade decisions affecting the sector.
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.
Brexit now considered a mistake by significant majority of the population as UK’s economic fortunes fade.
The former cabinet member, now a backbencher, admits what many suspected about the post-Brexit sunlit uplands: they were over-promised. / George Eustice, former Environment Secretary, yesterday broke ranks with the government line on the success in forging new trade deals post-Brexit. He portrayed the much lauded flagship deal with Australia as ‘not very good’.
Ellie Newis reviews two of the flagship free trade agreements that were supposed to reignite the UK economy.
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.
Food production in the UK is slowing down and some farms are shrinking. Many farmers say they’re struggling to cope.
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.