Trade and policy
Having left the Europe Union following Brexit, farmers and growers are now looking at the future changes in domestic policy and trading relationships. Explore the latest information and analysis on how this will affect farming businesses.
Future agricultural policy
The government in England has announced three future environmental schemes to replace the current Basic Payment Scheme. Below you will find the most up-to-date information on each of the schemes.
Sustainable Farming Incentive
- A new government scheme that rewards environmental land management
- Offers payments for carrying out ‘environmentally sustainable actions’ such as improving soil health, hedgerows and integrated pest management
- Expressions of interest in the pilot began in March 2021
Local Nature Recovery
- Defra and Natural England have created the Nature Recovery Network (NRN)
- Pays for actions such as creating, managing or restoring habitats, natural flood and species management
- Aims to create or restore 500,000 hectares of additional wildlife-rich habitat
Following EU exit and the new Global Britain foreign policy focus, the UK is free and keen to sign trade deals with a number of countries around the world. AHDB will be analysing how these trade deals will affect UK farmers.
WTO implications for UK agriculture
Find out about the issues that will be critical in shaping the agri-food sector following Brexit
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Support for farmers
When faced with challenges, it’s reassuring to know that there are a number charities offering practical advice, guidance and support.
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Business resilience: tools and resources
We have a range of tools to help you to manage the changes in agricultural trade and policy.
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.
Thursday, 3rd June 2021
In the first edition of our rebooted trade and policy blog, AHDB’s Tania Gesto-Casás discusses the experience and learnings of meat exporters from different European countries so far since launching into our new trading relationship.