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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Europlants: is the Brexit cloud lifting?

Europlants: is the Brexit cloud lifting?

Loss of pesticides "would add 40% to cost of fruit & veg", CPA warns Government

Loss of pesticides "would add 40% to cost of fruit & veg", CPA warns Government

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.

Retailer and haulier groups warn of post-Transition border hold-ups

Retailer and haulier groups warn of post-Transition border hold-ups

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.

Brexit means next 11 months "challenging" for horticulture industry

Brexit means next 11 months "challenging" for horticulture industry

The HTA has issued a comment regarding the UK’s exit from the EU on 31 January 2020.

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

Eustice: Environment Bill is "the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on Earth"

Eustice: Environment Bill is "the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on Earth"

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.

Top 30 horticulture industry influencers

Top 30 horticulture industry influencers

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.

Another Dutch nursery sets up in UK

Another Dutch nursery sets up in UK

Following Van den Berk, another Dutch tree grower has opened a UK arm, with the aim of beating Brexit red tape.


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West Sussex Growers Association writes to Home Office protesting over new points-based immigration system

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Eight items on the agenda for new Defra secretary of state George Eustice

Business as usual for UK firms at Fruit Logistica, despite Brexit

Business as usual for UK firms at Fruit Logistica, despite Brexit

George Eustice appointed Defra secretary

George Eustice appointed Defra secretary

Van den Berk announces location of UK nursery

Van den Berk announces location of UK nursery

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Consumer confidence returning post-election

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Horticulture Week's exclusive Top 70 Landscape and Maintenance Contractors Report reveals a polarised sector enjoying mixed fortunes in an uncertain market

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UK growers put on "show of strength" in Berlin

Remainer horticulturist expresses concern on Brexit

Remainer horticulturist expresses concern on Brexit

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Peat: reducing UK carbon emissions central to Defra future policy, says Government specialist

Parliamentary horticulture group set to meet again after election hiatus

Parliamentary horticulture group set to meet again after election hiatus

How Johnsons of Whixley increased sales by 20%

How Johnsons of Whixley increased sales by 20%

Sarah Mukherjee to leave Crop Protection Association

Sarah Mukherjee to leave Crop Protection Association

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Bioline AgroSciences announced as keynote sponsor for Horticulture Week Going for Growth conference

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How profit-sharing has helped Majestic Trees increase its business