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.
Last February, Defra secretary Michael Gove raised growers' hopes of an imminent resumption of a seasonal agricultural workers scheme (SAWS) given the sector's increasing difficulty in recruiting the necessary volume of seasonal labour.
New Companies Houses accounts for suppliers to garden centres show the impact of Brexit, which has seen sterling lose value against the euro and dollar.
Government's Migration Advisory Committee dismisses fears of long term labour shortages post Brexit in interim report
The Migration Advisory Committee has published its EEA-workers in the UK labour market: Interim Update Migration Advisory Committee report on the economic and social impacts on the UK labour market of Brexit.
The new draft agreement on Brexit shows agreed areas on the terms of transition, as well as areas still to be discussed or not agreed.
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).
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.
Growers will gain irrespective of referendum outcome.
APHA head office has instructed all its inspectors to call five clients in their area and ask them to fill in a questionnaire about the impact of Brexit.
After an early start of the 2017-2018 season, Pistoia nursery Romiti Vivai, which has a new link with UK grower Viking Nurseries, is worried that plant stock is running low faster than expected.
Exhibitors fear currency changes and possible recession.