The prospect of a no deal Brexit at the end of March has receded after Prime Minister Thersea May promised MPs a vote on delaying Brexit if they don’t back her Withdrawal Agreement in the next ‘meaningful vote’. But is it simply shifting the cliff edge?
The latest edition of Farm Business, looks at the unfolding political situation and analyse the latest developments as far as farmers are concerned when it comes to the uncertainty around a no deal. This includes a potentially significant agreement on the UK’s import tariff regime in the event of a no deal, which appears to have seen Defra Secretary Michael Gove prevail over some of his Cabinet colleagues.
Also in this issue, the Rothamsted Research institute explains the thinking behind its FarmInn project, aiming to develop some of the ideas farmers have to make their businesses run more efficiently.
Farm Business also profiles a local Cornish food hub scheme, which is set to go nationwide and look at an innovative move by a Cotswolds supermarket, which is becoming the UK’s first major retailer to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from.