EU exit: food, farming and agriculture

Following Brexit, the UK has now left the single market and customs union. To help you manage the changes from January 2021, we'll be updating this page regularly to bring you the latest industry news, insights, government guidance and technical advice.


Listen to the latest analysis and advice from our experts, who discuss the various scenarios and how they could impact the agri-food industry.

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We have a range of tools to help you to manage EU exit.

Our Business Impact Calculator allows you to put in your direct payments figures to understand how they might change , while our Brexit toolkit contains a range of online tools, from looking at ways to minimise overhead costs to understanding the current market.

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EU Exit Perspectives - blog

Friday, 12 March 2021

This week, our senior strategic insight manager Sarah Baker takes a look at Defra’s recent announcement of a pilot scheme for its Sustainable Farming Incentive, one of three new schemes to encourage environmental land management as we transition from direct payments.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive – what’s in it for me?


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