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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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

Irish horticulture funding gets 50% budget increase from Government

Irish horticulture funding gets 50% budget increase from Government

The Irish Horticultural Industry Forum (HIF) met the Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with special responsibility for Horticulture, senator Pippa Hackett.

Pick for Britain campaign scrapped

Pick for Britain campaign scrapped

The Government has abandoned its Pick for Britain campaign, which sought to provide farms with seasonal workers amid concerns about migrant labour shortages caused by Brexit and coronavirus.

Post-Brexit plants and seeds inspections higher than industry perception

Post-Brexit plants and seeds inspections higher than industry perception

After a Horticulture Week Freedom of Information request to Defra, the Government has disclosed the proportion of plant and seed imports that have been inspected since Brexit.


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