Contents tagged with policy

12 June 2024

On Sunday night Emmanuel Macron took the international community by surprise and announced a snap election in France. That decision came after the far right surged in France's European vote - the National Rally won more than double the votes of Macron's centrist alliance.

15 May 2024

In March 2024, annual food price inflation in the UK fell to 3.9% according to the latest CPI.

17 April 2024

With the latest data showing that not only is inflation falling in the UK, but also that the price of some food items including meat actually falling, speculation regarding when and by how much interest rates will start coming down is increasing.

15 April 2024

On 30 April, a tightening of the rules in the Border Target Operating Model (BTOM) is set to come in for GB imports from the EU, after a ‘bedding in’ period.

24 April 2024

Defra have announced that there will be limits to the amount of land businesses are able to put into the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) scheme. Businesses will only be able to put 25% of their land into the six land sparing SFI actions, those actions taking land out of food production.

24 April 2024

Food security is in the spotlight. There is increasing focus on food security due to global unrest, food shortages, climate change and other shocks such as the pandemic. More recently, at the NFU conference, the Prime Minister announced further commitments to food security reporting and funding for domestic production.

11 March 2024

With England’s farming industry in the middle of the Agricultural Transition, schemes are being expanded to pay farmers and land managers to provide environmental goods and services alongside food production.

4 March 2024

The Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf has announced at the NFU Scotland’s spring conference that 70% of future support for Scottish farmers will be provided as direct payments.

29 January 2024

This week heralds the much delayed introduction of checks at the border good imported to the UK from the EU

23 February 2024

Further information regarding Environmental Land Management schemes (ELMs) was announced at this year’s Oxford Farming Conference.

6 July 2023

Defra have announced that the Sustainable Farming Incentive 2023 will be launched in August