BR18-015 More detail emerges on Brexit White Paper Issues: 3 August 2018
Following publication of the Brexit White Paper, AIC has been involved in a number of discussions involving officials and other industry stakeholders. A number of points of interest have emerged from these meetings and are set out below:
The latest Brexit related communication from the Commission continues the theme of preparedness for a ‘no deal’ situation. The focus remains on the Withdrawal Agreement – the text of which is 80% complete. This is the document which is scheduled to be agreed and completed before March 2019 and which would allow the UK to leave with the agreement of a transition period to December 2020.
BR18-013 Govt White Paper on EU Future Relationship: 13 July 2018
The UK Government’s White Paper on a proposed future relationship with the EU, the subject of the Cabinet Chequers ‘away day’ on 6th July, appears to put greater emphasis on agri-food trade than Defra’s ‘Health and Harmony’ command paper provided.
Farm advice can drive productivity: 14 August 2018
Joining the knowledge chain from basic research to advice tailored to individual farms is key to improving UK farm productivity, explains AIC Chief Executive Robert Sheasby
Agri-Brexit Coalition – Review and Future Plans: 8 August 2018
The eight trade association members of the Agri-Brexit Coalition met at the AIC office on Monday August 6th, to review progress to date and make detailed plans for the autumn programme.
The opportunities for British agriculture post-Brexit will be top of the agenda for this year's Agribusiness conference organised by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC). The conference, to be held on November 14th at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, takes the theme of 'Creating a resilient UK Agri-food supply chain.'