Policy

UK farming ‘at risk’ after Brexit, warn MPs

British agriculture faces significant risks after Brexit – including a loss of subsidies, tariffs and increased competition, says a new report by MPs.

Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee is also warning the government that environmental protections must not be weakened.

“Changes from Brexit could put our countryside, farming and wildlife at risk.”

Mary Creagh, committee chairman

EU subsidies currently make up more than half of farm income and it remains unclear whether similar grants will continue after Brexit.

C0mmittee chairman Mary Creaghis now calling on the government to introduce new legislation before Article 50 is triggered.

Source: Sky News