Brexit - the impact on horticulture

The latest news on and reaction to the decision to leave the EU and how it is affecting the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.

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Industry focuses on opportunity to promote horticulture as Brexit formally triggered

Industry focuses on opportunity to promote horticulture as Brexit formally triggered

Horticulture industry figures say they are keen to work closely with Government as the official process of Britain leaving the EU begins through triggering Article 50.

Growers asked to make voices heard on seasonal agricultural workers scheme

Growers asked to make voices heard on seasonal agricultural workers scheme

Growers have until 10 April to respond to a request for feedback over whether industry lobbyists should ask for a Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWs) for 2017.

One year on, how are growers feeling about Brexit?

One year on, how are growers feeling about Brexit?

British plants are being promoted as better deal then ever.

Garden centre suppliers bemoan Brexit but are reconciled with Amazon, GIMA business meeting hears

Garden centre suppliers bemoan Brexit but are reconciled with Amazon, GIMA business meeting hears

The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association's AGM and business conference took place on 23 March at Horticulture House, Oxfordshire with 80 members in attendance, and discussed how Brexit is costing them but selling via Amazon is acceptable.

MPs call for a one-stop shop for forestry grants "on day one" of the UK's exit from the EU, with single grant scheme for agriculture and forestry

MPs call for a one-stop shop for forestry grants "on day one" of the UK's exit from the EU, with single grant scheme for agriculture and forestry

England lacks both suitable incentives to bring its woodland cover up to Government targets and sufficient protection for existing ancient woodlands, according to a candid parliamentary report.

Home Office rules out new SAWS scheme for 2017 amid Brexit-led worker shortage concerns

Home Office rules out new SAWS scheme for 2017 amid Brexit-led worker shortage concerns

Immigration minister Robert Goodwill has ruled out a Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) for 2017, and said it would take 5-6 months to set up a scheme to fill gaps left by workers leaving the UK because of Brexit.

Industry impact - survey results

Industry highlights key issues following Brexit vote

Industry highlights key issues following Brexit vote

Challenges and opportunities identified by industry figures in all horticulture sectors.

Mark Glover

Analysis: Brexit and the implications for horticulture

Analysis: Brexit and the implications for horticulture

A week after the vote to leave the EU, the consequences of the referendum decision are manifold.

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Dutch TV news Javado and Alton Garden Centre Brexit report airs

Dutch TV news Javado and Alton Garden Centre Brexit report airs

Following Brexit, Dutch TV news has followed a consignment of orchids from Holland to Alton Garden Centre and visited last month's Garden Retail Summit.

2017 Spring Budget: £300m for companies worst-hit by business rate rise

2017 Spring Budget: £300m for companies worst-hit by business rate rise

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a £300m fund for councils to give discretionary relief to companies hardest hit by business rate changes.

Selling more plants and retaining overseas staff

Selling more plants and retaining overseas staff

English lessons being introduced to help overseas staff feel more welcome.

What next for the expanding organic sector?

What next for the expanding organic sector?

Opportunities for fresh-produce organic growers are plentiful, research suggests.

Keep focus on gardening, be bold and collaborate Garden Retail Summit hears

Keep focus on gardening, be bold and collaborate Garden Retail Summit hears

Key themes for garden centre growth highlighted during Horticulture Week's Garden Retail Summit debates.

The search for clarity on horticultural funding, trade and labour

The search for clarity on horticultural funding, trade and labour

Farmers and growers still waiting for clarity from Government on key issues.


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