UK agriculture – opportunities and challenges post-Brexit

20 January 2017

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee questions experts about the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture.


Wednesday 25 January in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am

  • Professor Wyn Grant, University of Warwick
  • Professor Alan Swinbank, University of Reading
  • Allan Wilkinson, Head of Agrifoods, HSBC Bank Plc

Possible questions

  • What are the key opportunities and challenges for UK agriculture and food arising from the decision to withdraw from the EU?
  • What are the critical policy decisions the Government must consider and/or implement before the UK leaves the EU?
  • In repatriating agricultural policy, should the Government review, diminish or strengthen regulations that affect the agricultural sector?
  • What are the implications of Brexit for the supply of affordable and good-quality food in the UK?
  • How will the future trading relationship with the EU and external influences such as the WTO and other free trade agreements affect the UK’s agricultural policy?
  • To what extent, and how, could the provision of public goods and ecosystem services be promoted or protected through the agricultural sector after Brexit?

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