Government and Brexit news around the UK

18 January 2021

Farmers told to be 'extra vigilant' with Covid compliance

17 January 2021

In light of the continuing Covid-19 restrictions

George Eustice thanks farmers for their role during pandemic

15 January 2021

Food producers called 'hidden heroes of pandemic'

'Excessive bureaucracy' brings UK meat sector to standstill

15 January 2021

UK processors are facing EU exporting issues

Rural Payments Agency cuts bank helpline opening hours

13 January 2021

Ongoing restrictions forces change of hours

Half of farm tenants 'may be excluded' from new schemes

13 January 2021

Many tenants operate under 'restrictive' FBTs

EU agrees to recognise UK organic standards until 2023

10 January 2021

UK organic standards equivalent until 2023

UK farming ministers raise fears over sub-standard imports

7 January 2021

Cheap imports 'may threaten British farming'

Defra unveils gene editing goals in departure from EU policy

7 January 2021

Consultation on enabling gene edited crops

Small breweries urge support for 'decimated' sector

5 January 2021

Sales have plummeted 'an average of 80%'

UK farming to begin 'new era' in 2021, NFU president says

31 December 2020

Minette Batters releases her new year message

Farm leaders react with relief as UK secures trade deal with EU

25 December 2020

The deal finally concluded after 11 months

MPs warn food prices may rise due to new curbs on workers

24 December 2020

Cross-party group of MPs issues stark warning

EU grants third country listing to UK agri-food exports

24 December 2020

UK meets all necessary standards the EU requires

Defra extends Seasonal Workers Pilot to 30,000 visas

23 December 2020

Scheme visas will be trebled for 2021 harvest

Farm groups scramble to understand impacts of UK border closure

22 December 2020

Border with France closed over Covid-19 fears

Breakfast Club to inform sheep farmers on Brexit changes

21 December 2020

Sessions will provide updates on the latest news

Grace period needed to stop food exports rotting, peers say

20 December 2020

Post-Brexit grace period 'of up to six months'

New rules affecting GB-NI sheep trade 'will be catastrophic'

19 December 2020

Restrictions on movements imposed from 1 January

Welsh white paper for farming 'leaves tenants exposed'

18 December 2020

Welsh govt 'failing to provide safeguards for tenants'

UK Global Tariff 'offers some safeguards for farmers', NFU says

18 December 2020

Law implementing UK Global Tariff laid in parliament

Welsh government plans to end direct payments in 2022

16 December 2020

New Sustainable Farming Scheme will replace BPS

Peers to hear post-Brexit food and farming trade fears

14 December 2020

Farm leaders will air their concerns to Lords

No-deal 'a reckless act of self harm' for farming, union warns

13 December 2020

Trade talks between EU and UK set to expire today

'More detail urgently needed' after NI protocol deal, UFU says

11 December 2020

UK and EU agree deal 'in principle'

95% of Welsh farmers receive BPS during first week

11 December 2020

More than 14,900 claimaints receive subsidy

UK red meat sector faces 'permanent change' in new year

10 December 2020

Industry must 'prepare for inevitable change'

Welsh farmers urged to lobby MPs amid rural funding cuts

10 December 2020

It follows 'severe' cuts to Wales' agri budget

'Resourcing crisis' could hit exports after 1 Jan, industry warns

8 December 2020

Call for 'urgent action' to support food exporters

'Major change': AHDB unveils 2021-2026 strategy

7 December 2020

Emphasis on improving accountability

Veg prices to rise by 4% in event of no-deal, charity warns

7 December 2020

This could rise even higher for some products