We have important news regarding policy framework for agriculture. Please see the below update from DEFRA.


Dear All,

As an important stakeholder, we wanted to inform you that on Tuesday 27 February the government launched a new consultation which sets out the policy framework for agriculture after the UK leaves the EU. The vast majority of the paper is about policies for England. However, we will be working alongside devolved administrations to establish common frameworks, where necessary.

Among other proposals, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit’, the Government is seeking views on new business models and incentives for industry to invest in innovation and new technologies to increase their profitability.

In his recent speeches, Secretary of State Michael Gove has also said he is seeking a flexible migration policy overall and post-Brexit wants to ensure “continued access to skilled labour”.

The consultation will be open for a period of 10 weeks to ensure we are able to pass the necessary legislation to enable a smooth and stable exit from the EU. During this time, responses can be made online via citizen space.

A link to the consultation can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-for-food-farming-and-the-environment

We are asking for the views of those who will be affected to make sure we get this right so any future schemes reflect the reality of life for famers and food producers.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like any further information, using the following email: agricultureconsultation@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Kind Regards,


Julie Alexander

Julie Alexander | Deputy Director, Food Chain Workforce, Innovation, Science, Evidence and Analysis | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 07733 313446 |julie.alexander@defra.gsi.gov.uk |Area 1B, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR