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.
In its submission to the parliamentary committee considering the draft Agricultural Bill, the Crop Protection Association (CPA) has argued that plant protection products have a key role to play in sustainable and affordable food production.
The UK faces "significant disruption" to imports of fruit and vegetables from the Continent once frictionless trade with the EU ends on 1 January 2021, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned.
The HTA has issued a comment regarding the UK’s exit from the EU on 31 January 2020.
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.
Opening the Second Reading of the Environment Bill on 26 February, Defra secretary of state George Eustice said the Bill was a keystone in the Government’s environmental programme vision.
Horticulture policy is a busy area at present, with the Agriculture Bill, Environment Bill, Brexit, seasonal workers and plant health among the big national issues.
Following Van den Berk, another Dutch tree grower has opened a UK arm, with the aim of beating Brexit red tape.