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The Worshipful Company of Farmers The Worshipful Company of Farmers UK Food and Agriculture post Brexit
A report commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Farmers Allan Buckwell 13th October 2020 Contents
Key messages 2 1 Introduction 4
2 Where have we reached on post-Brexit policies? 7
2 1 Englishagriculturalandenvironmentalpolicy 7
2 2 2 2 TheUK’sfutureeconomicrelationshipwiththeEU
2 2 2 2 1 1 The Withdrawal Agreement 10 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 The Political Declaration
2 2 2 2 3 Labour and migration 11 2 2 2 2 2 2 4
The UK – EU
Free Trade Agreement 12
2 3 3 Trading arrangements with the the rest of the the world 13 2 4
Where does this leave tariffs and what are the economic impacts? 15 2 5 Longer run effects standards and and regulatory alignment 19 2 2 2 5 1 The totemic cases: hormone treated beef and chlorinated chicken 22
2 2 2 5 2 2 2 Dealing with product standards in in the WTO system 24 2 2 6 Summarising the impacts of Brexit
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3 Five reports on on Food Farming Health and Environment 29
3 1 Committee on Climate Change (CCC) – Land Use Report 29
3 3 2 2 Helm – Green and and Prosperous Land 32 3 3 3 3 3 3 Lang – Feeding Britain 35 3 3 4
RSA – Food Farming & Countryside Commission Our Future in in the Land 37 3 3 5 Dimbleby – – National Food Strategy (NFS) – – Part One 39 3 6 EU
debates on a a a a sustainable food system 41
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Lessons and the UK’s strategic choices 45
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1 Lessons for the UK 45
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2 Strategic choices on land use and and agriculture 48 4
3 Some implications of these choices 51
5 5 Summary and final words 54 Appendix Timeline towards Brexit
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