Brexit offers the chance to rethink the UK’s rural subsidy system, says Defra former permanent secretary Bronwyn Hill.
Britain’s looming exit from the European Union offers a “golden opportunity” to reset the country’s approach to agricultural policy, she says.
Defra currently distributes some £3bn a year of European Union Common Agricultural Policy funds to farmers in the UK.
The department’s own analysis suggests that a quarter of the 1,200 EU laws in force in the UK relate to Defra’s work.
(Source: Civil Service World)