Government and Brexit news around the UK

4 April 2020



New NFU service to report on coronavirus' impact on farmers

1 April 2020

Farmers and growers urged to use the platform

Government urged to delay transition from direct payments

30 March 2020

CLA calls for a 'fair transition' amid Covid-19

Coronavirus: George Eustice applauds farmers as 'hidden heroes'

28 March 2020

Defra Secretary pays tributes to food producers

Coronavirus: Beef farmers urge government to prioritise food production

24 March 2020

'Govt must prioritise agriculture and food production'

Coronavirus: Farmers highlight importance of UK self sufficiency

23 March 2020

Comes just weeks after Dr Tim Leunig's comments

Three crop rule to be relaxed in England

20 March 2020

New measures to help farmers recover from floods

MPs to question Defra Secretary on coronavirus food supply issues

19 March 2020

EFRA Committee will question George Eustice

New plans to give tenant farmers more flexibility

18 March 2020

Government modernises agricultural tenancy law

Nine projects worth £1m to help farmers prepare for Brexit transition

16 March 2020

Projects funded to provide farmers with tailored advice

Farmers raise concerns over imports and trade deals to local MP

16 March 2020

Alun Cairns MP hears Welsh farmers' concerns

MPs to scrutinise Seasonal Workers pilot scheme

13 March 2020

Farmers call for scheme to increase to 70,000 cap

Keep EU tariffs or risk undermining UK pork sector, farmers say

13 March 2020

Mishandling tariffs could 'undermine' UK pork

MPs table food standards amendment to Agriculture Bill

12 March 2020

EFRA stands firm on food trade standards

Petition calling for ban on low quality food imports reaches 15k

12 March 2020

15,000 people sign NFU’s food standards petition

Farming to retain red diesel tax relief, Chancellor confirms

11 March 2020

Agriculture to keep red diesel exemption

Dozens of Exmoor farmers to trial government's ELM scheme

10 March 2020

Farmers in National Park to begin trials

Scottish farmers call for government to drop tariff proposals

9 March 2020

Fears over tariffs and lower-standard imports

MPs to 'urgently find solution' to farmers' concerns over standards

6 March 2020

EFRA Committee to take evidence on the subject

Sheep group slams Treasury adviser's 'alarming' farming remarks

4 March 2020

NSA responds to 'unfounded attack' on UK agriculture

Farmers cautiously welcome new pledge to safeguard UK standards

4 March 2020

Govt commits to safeguarding UK food standards

MSPs call for 'sunset clause' in CAP transition legislation

3 March 2020

Committee recommends a time limit provision

Chancellor urged to dismiss senior adviser's 'blinkered' view on farming

3 March 2020

Treasury adviser said UK doesn't need farmers

Include dairy workers as 'highly skilled', charity urges govt

2 March 2020

Sector could be faced with a labour shortage

Number 10 warned not to sacrifice Scottish food standards

2 March 2020

Scottish government warns UK govt

Labour criticised over proposed amendment to Agriculture Bill

2 March 2020

Labour has been criticised by a rural group

'Completely out of touch': Anger as leaked emails suggest UK doesn’t need farmers

2 March 2020

Senior govt official said UK doesn’t need farming industry

Older farmers should be paid to retire, George Eustice says

28 February 2020

Government considers 'exit scheme' plan

BPS payments to be reduced from 2021 in 'progressive way'

27 February 2020

George Eustice said it will start with reduction of 5%

NFU tells government to honour UK farm standards pledge

27 February 2020

Govt 'must honour manifesto commitment in Ag Bill'

Eustice faces barrage of questions over Brexit food standards

26 February 2020

Defra Secretary insists standards will be protected