1. A destructive No Deal Brexit will devastate the UK’s farming industry
“A no-deal Brexit means the immediate placing of large tariff and non-tariff barriers on the UK’s food and agricultural exports to the EU while imports from the 27 remaining members, and the rest of the world would, with few exceptions, enter the UK tariff free. As a result, farm-gate prices will fall sharply rending many farm businesses unviable.”
- Sean RickardRead more
NO DEAL COULD PUT MORE THAN 50% OF UK FARMS OUT OF BUSINESS – NEW REPORT LAUNCHES ‘FARMERS FOR A PEOPLE’S VOTE’
A new group is launched today - ‘Farmers for a People’s Vote’ will represent the interests of UK farmers and the agricultural sector against the risks of Brexit, particularly a disastrous No Deal.
The group was launched at a press conference at The Farmers Club in London, and featured the publication of a new report by Dr Séan Rickard, former Chief Economist of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), detailing the devastating impact a disastrous No Deal would have on UK farmers and the agricultural sector. The report warns that No Deal could put over 50% of UK farms out of business.
The report is titled No Deal: The Door to the Decimation of UK Farming (link to PDF.)Read more