Brexit: farming and fishing

How will exiting the European Union affect the UK's farming and fishing industries? Read analysis from Parliament's libraries and committees on the impact of Brexit.


Migrant workers in agriculture
Examines current concerns within the industry about a labour shortage and about the impact that Brexit might have on labour supply

Live animal exports within the European Union
Details the current legislative framework for live animal exports within the EU, and examines campaigns to change the law

Brexit: Agriculture and trade
Examines some of the agricultural trade issues raised by Brexit

Fishing, farming and UK consumers after Brexit
Examines the post-Brexit situation with regard to the development of policy on agriculture and fisheries, and future trade agreements in these areas

Progress on the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme
Public Accounts Committee report on delivery of CAP, the European framework of subsidies and rural development programmes

Animal welfare standards in farming after Brexit
Information produced ahead of the debate on 24 January 2017


Brexit: What next for UK fisheries? (updated: 4 July 2017)
How negotiations with the EU and future UK Government policy may affect fishing in the UK

Brexit: fisheries
Opportunities and risks that will arise from disentangling UK fisheries from the EU

UK Sea Fisheries Statistics
Examines trends in the UK sea fishing industry, including landings, employment, fleet size, trade, and comparisons with other EU countries

The effect of Brexit on agriculture and fisheries in SW England
How will exiting the EU affect farming and fishing in the South West?

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News from across the House

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Brexit glossary

List of commonly-used terms and acronyms, for example:

  • Article 50 TEU
  • Hard Brexit
  • Soft Brexit
  • Smooth Brexit
  • Red, white and blue Brexit
  • Great Repeal Bill

Background to the referendum

Reports and briefings on the UK's EU referendum 2016

Author information

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Select Committees

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Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

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