Government and Brexit news around the UK

11 August 2020

Defra to consult on future beaver releases after 'successful' trial

6 August 2020

Beavers could be released amid farmer concern

Coronavirus: Defra's dairy hardship fund sees poor uptake

4 August 2020

Concerns have been raised over the poor uptake of the government's dairy hardship fund launched as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Since...

Tenant farmers call post-Brexit ELM scheme 'uninspiring'

3 August 2020

Scheme fails to impress tenanted sector

ELMS must have farming at its heart, NFU says

31 July 2020

Union calls for scheme to be flexible

Coronavirus: Government was 'unprepared' for food impact, MPs say

30 July 2020

MPs demand review of food sector resilience

Consultation to look at UK rules on gene editing

29 July 2020

Government unveils autumn consultation

Maintain tariffs on lower-standard food imports, report says

29 July 2020

Food must meet UK's 'core standards'

EU greening requirements to be scrapped from 2021

28 July 2020

Farmers in England no longer need to comply

Government formally launches Trade and Agriculture Commission

28 July 2020

Body aims to protect farmers' standards

Growers in ornamentals sector face uncertain future, NFU warns

22 July 2020

Sector saw mass wastage during lockdown

Abattoirs to be eligible for support under agriculture bill

20 July 2020

Rural campaigners welcome the news

Lack of BSE 'negligible risk' status costing '£16m in lost revenue'

17 July 2020

Delays costing red meat sector millions

NFU Cymru urges 'refreshed thinking' on future farming policy

16 July 2020

Food supplies 'should be better secured'

Ag bill amendment urges 'reliable broadband' for farmers

15 July 2020

It seeks to 'transform the lives' of rural workers

UK's new agri trade commission 'lacks veterinary expertise'

15 July 2020

Only one member in the group is a vet

Alarmism over chlorinated chicken must end, agri trade chair says

14 July 2020

New chair calls for 'cool heads' in trade talks

New agri trade commission 'must not be another quango'

13 July 2020

Farmers say new body must have 'substance'

Trade and agriculture commission membership announced

10 July 2020

Government unveils more details on group

'Eat out' discount could up demand for British food, NFU says

10 July 2020

Scheme offers diners half-price meals

Wales' post-Brexit farm scheme 'risks impacting rural prosperity'

10 July 2020

Scheme 'fails to encompass wider Welsh goals'

Welsh govt confirms farmers will adopt green farming

9 July 2020

Sustainable farming to 'remain at heart' of support

Peers urged to accept 'nature-friendly' Ag Bill amendment

9 July 2020

Nature Friendly Farming Network urges peers

NI cuts BPS 2020 inspections to 'reduce spread of Covid-19'

9 July 2020

Move will 'protect farmers and DAERA staff'

Farmers protest in London against low-quality food imports

9 July 2020

'Save British Farming' organised the demo

Chancellor unveils new measures to kickstart rural economy

8 July 2020

Rishi Sunak to drop VAT rate for rural tourism

Food standards hang in balance ahead of crucial Lords vote

7 July 2020

Peers to vote on crucial Ag Bill amendments

Sustainability metrics key to boosting farm productivity, MP says

6 July 2020

Govt urged to embed sustainability metrics

NI farmers criticise government over lack of Brexit engagement

6 July 2020

Farmers slam government for lack of talks

MPs to scrutinise Defra's Covid-19 support for dairy farmers

3 July 2020

MPs want to see if support is 'sufficient and fair'

NFU calls for 'crucial' farm roles to be on Shortage Occupation List

30 June 2020

NFU highlights value of overseas farm workers