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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Dutch exporter to UK says Brexit is more than just about money

Dutch exporter to UK says Brexit is more than just about money

Kolff Plants, a big exporter of hardy nursery stock from the Netherlands to the UK, says Brexit risks European stability.

New Defra secretary says Britain must leave the EU on 31 October, deal or no deal

New Defra secretary says Britain must leave the EU on 31 October, deal or no deal

Theresa Villiers, in her first speech in her new role in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's first cabinet says Britain must leave Europe on 31 October with or without a deal.

Need for orderly EU exit and climate change concerns high in industry reaction to Boris Johnson leadership win

Need for orderly EU exit and climate change concerns high in industry reaction to Boris Johnson leadership win

Industry figures have highlighted the need for an orderly exit from the EU in their reactions to the appointment of former London mayor and foreign secretary Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader.

Christmas tree company sees early orders rise because of Brexit

Christmas tree company sees early orders rise because of Brexit

A Christmas tree business has reported a 112% increase in sales as people stockpile for Christmas ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline.

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 minister tells horticulture industry to prepare for no deal Brexit

Irish minister tells horticulture industry to prepare for no deal Brexit

Republic of Ireland minister for agriculture, food and marine Michael Creed says Irish agri-food businesses and associated companies need to prepare now for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.

DEFRA allocated 3% of no-deal Brexit funding

DEFRA allocated 3% of no-deal Brexit funding

DEFRA has been allocated just £35m of the £1.1bn set aside by the Treasury to plan for a no-deal Brexit.

What role can fresh produce play in greener, healthier farm policy?

What role can fresh produce play in greener, healthier farm policy?


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