The Future of the UK Countryside: A Structured Dialogue with Charles Godfray

Let us assume that the UK will exit the EU and that the post-Brexit settlement will allow the UK to repurpose the resources that currently go into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP; give or take £3B a year). Let us also put to one side the details of how agricultural policy will be distributed amongst … Continue reading The Future of the UK Countryside: A Structured Dialogue with Charles Godfray

The Future of the UK Countryside: A Structured Dialogue with Fiona Reynolds

1)In your view what are the biggest risks and opportunities for farming and the environment upon leaving the EU? Leaving the EU presents significant uncertainty for the UK, particularly for farming and environmental policy. However it also offers the first chance in over fifty years to ask what we want from farming and the environment, … Continue reading The Future of the UK Countryside: A Structured Dialogue with Fiona Reynolds

The Future of the UK Countryside, Post Brexit: A Structured Dialogue with Professor Ian Bateman

Also, see Professor Ian Bateman's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, October 2017. 1)      In your opinion what are the biggest risks and opportunities for farming and the environment upon leaving the EU? Risks – bankruptcy for small farms Opportunities – better distribution of subsidies from large to small farms. 2)      What do … Continue reading The Future of the UK Countryside, Post Brexit: A Structured Dialogue with Professor Ian Bateman

The Future of the UK Countryside, Post Brexit: A Structured Dialogue with Pete Smith

1)      In your opinion what are the biggest risks and opportunities for farming and the environment upon leaving the EU? Risks: Deregulation could lead to a “race to the bottom” with respect to environmental standards. Opportunities: Possibility to replace CAP with more holistic land management incentives – could include e.g. forest, peatlands and wetlands 2)      … Continue reading The Future of the UK Countryside, Post Brexit: A Structured Dialogue with Pete Smith

The Future of the UK Countryside, Post Brexit: A Structured Dialogue with Ian Hodge

1)      In your opinion what are the biggest risks and opportunities for farming and the environment upon leaving the EU?   Risks and opportunities relate in different ways to different sectors and arise primarily from changes in agricultural markets and in agricultural policy. Much will depend on the arrangements for international trade that are in … Continue reading The Future of the UK Countryside, Post Brexit: A Structured Dialogue with Ian Hodge