British farmers get a Brexit toolbox from NFU
No less than three Brexit instruments are now available for the UK farmers, with National Farmers' Union issuing two of those: the NFU’s own No-Deal Brexit hub and its Brexit toolbox. At the same time, the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board has developed a dedicated website to help farmers to navigate what a no-deal Brexit may mean due to the fact that with less than two months to go, it is still not known whether the UK will face an 'orderly' or 'disorderly' withdrawal in March 2019.
"We think it’s vital for the NFU to be providing this important information for our members. While only they will know the details of their businesses and so how they might be impacted by Brexit, this toolbox sets out the current information as we know it in a range of key areas, such as domestic support, international trade, access to labour and regulation. It also covers the technical notices recently published by government setting out the risks and issues that arise across a range of areas in a 'no deal' scenario.
While the NFU continues to make it clear at the highest levels how important it is for farming that the UK and the EU achieve a deal, given the uncertainty surrounding the negotiations we feel it is important that this toolbox covers both 'deal' and 'no deal' scenarios", explained Nick von Westenholz, NFU's director of EU exit and international trade.