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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Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: Industry reaction

Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: Industry reaction

The NFU has stressed the strategic importance of British food and farming to the nation - and called for UK and EU leaders to work together to finalise a Withdrawal Agreement to ensure continued free and frictionless trade after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) warns of Defra Brexit challenges

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) warns of Defra Brexit challenges

Defra faces enormous challenges in the lead-up to EU Exit and, with the deadline of 29 March 2019 looming, still does not know which scenario it is preparing for, PAC has found.

Labour and skills shortages "accelerating", survey finds

Labour and skills shortages "accelerating", survey finds

There has been a "shock drop" in the number of both EU and non-EU citizens employed in the UK, making recruitment harder overall for employers, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook.

Wyevale Garden Centres' Justin King among Brexit 'People's vote' signees

Wyevale Garden Centres' Justin King among Brexit 'People's vote' signees

Terra Firma vice chairman Justin King has signed a letter to ask for another Brexit vote.

Governmental updates relating to Brexit

Brexit Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Brexit Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Our live table includes details of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by UK government departments, non-departmental public bodies, devolved administrations and the European Commission and its agencies.

Edibles and ornamentals focus

Wildlife gardeners tackle Brexit

Wildlife gardeners tackle Brexit

Gardening for Wildlife post-Brexit is the theme of an international conference at the Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum (London) on 23 November 2016, organised by the Wildlife Gardening Forum (WLGF).

Brexit causes continental concern

Brexit causes continental concern

Results from a Mintel survey of over 7,000 consumers across Europe reveals that people in Spain, Italy and Poland are more concerned about the effects of Brexit on their own economies than British consumers are on the UK economy.

Farming can withstand a Brexit

Farming can withstand a Brexit

Growers will gain irrespective of referendum outcome.


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How can UK horticulture meet the technological and energy challenges ahead?

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Notcutts Garden Centres sales rise 4.8% but profit falls due to unfavourable exchange rates

Notcutts Garden Centres sales rise 4.8% but profit falls due to unfavourable exchange rates

Dutch plant and flower exports to UK fall 2% in year to 30th September

Dutch plant and flower exports to UK fall 2% in year to 30th September

Horticulture industry plant health assurance scheme 'set to roll out'

Horticulture industry plant health assurance scheme 'set to roll out'

Quarter four 2018 retail sales expected to see slight Christmas uplift

Quarter four 2018 retail sales expected to see slight Christmas uplift

Garden centre sales rose 7.2% in October as general retail struggled

Garden centre sales rose 7.2% in October as general retail struggled

Parliamentary committee critical of Government's 25 year environment plan

Parliamentary committee critical of Government's 25 year environment plan

How are labour shortages likely to impact ornamental growers in 2019?

How are labour shortages likely to impact ornamental growers in 2019?

What impact is Brexit having on growers in Northern Ireland?

What impact is Brexit having on growers in Northern Ireland?

Defra ministers defend Agriculture Bill

Defra ministers defend Agriculture Bill

Titchmarsh demands action by Government to support horticulture

Titchmarsh demands action by Government to support horticulture

Chancellor Philip Hammond pledges extra £60 million for trees as he claims end to austerity

Chancellor Philip Hammond pledges extra £60 million for trees as he claims end to austerity

Parliamentarians urge greater Government support for horticulture post-Brexit

Parliamentarians urge greater Government support for horticulture post-Brexit

Seasonal workers required urgently as robotics debate continues

Seasonal workers required urgently as robotics debate continues

Higher post-Brexit produce prices "could lead to 5,600 deaths a year"

Higher post-Brexit produce prices "could lead to 5,600 deaths a year"