UK to retain EU farm rules post-Brexit

European Union rules on agriculture will be replicated by the UK post-Brexit until government ministers decide whether they should be retained, it has emerged.

A UK-wide policy framework for agriculture would be introduced to replicate the framework currently provided by the EU Common Agricultural Policy, said the UK government.

At the moment, devolved administrations in each UK nation are responsible for implementing the CAP framework in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The UK government said replicating the framework provided by EU rules at a UK level would provide the “greatest level of legal and administrative certainty” post-Brexit while it decided what to do in the longer term.

(Source: Farmers Weekly)

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