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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All-Party Horticulture Parliamentary group reception falls victim to Brexit

All-Party Horticulture Parliamentary group reception falls victim to Brexit

The All-Party Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group (APPGHG) annual reception, which last year saw the launch of an important industry-sizing report, has been postponed until 2020.

Queen's speech lays out environment, farming and immigration bills

Queen's speech lays out environment, farming and immigration bills

Setting out the Government's legislative plan at Parliament's State Opening, the Queen has set out six Brexit-related bills, an environment bill and an agriculture bill.

Brexit and infrastructure uncertainty hinder construction prospects

Brexit and infrastructure uncertainty hinder construction prospects

The Construction Products Association’s (CPA) Autumn Forecasts for construction output growth in 2020 and 2021 have been downgraded from 1.0% and 1.4% to 0.5% and 0.9% respectively from its summer forecasts.

UK "risks being flooded" with cheap produce imports as no-deal looms, says NFU

UK "risks being flooded" with cheap produce imports as no-deal looms, says NFU

The Government's latest announcement on the minimal tariffs that will apply to food imports from next month in the wake of a no-deal Brexit has brought an angry response from the NFU.

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

Brexit Parliament vote "deeply frustrating"

Brexit Parliament vote "deeply frustrating"

Boris Johnson will have to ask the EU for an extension beyond 31 October after MPs backed a motion designed to rule out a no-deal exit by 322 votes to 306.

Plant passport no deal phase in after 14 December planned by Defra

Plant passport no deal phase in after 14 December planned by Defra

If there is a no deal Brexit, the UK will not be implementing the full regulatory package on 14 December as expected but instead, there will be a "more pragmatic" phasing-in of measures that "work for the UK", with details developed "rapidly" once the Brexit outcome is clear.

Carbon Gold aims to scale up with European partner deal

Carbon Gold aims to scale up with European partner deal

Biochar suppliers Carbon Gold and Carbofex of Finland have agreed to co-operate to strengthen both companies' positions in the UK and European markets.


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