Brexit: farming, fishing and animal welfare

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

Farming

Brexit: priorities for Welsh agriculture
Welsh Affairs Committee report
Highlights key priorities for UK–EU negotiations and calls on the Government to initiate policies to support Welsh agriculture

Agriculture
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Considers the opportunities and challenges for Northern Ireland's agricultural sector in light of the UK's decision to leave the EU

Brexit: UK agriculture policy
Commons Library research briefing
Overview of the key issues facing agriculture policy after the UK starts operating outside of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy

The policy framework for agriculture after the UK leaves the EU
Commons Library research briefing
Overview of post-Brexit scenarios for UK agriculture, including further reading list

Agriculture, fisheries and the rural economy
Lords Library research briefing
Sets out statistics on agriculture, fisheries and the rural economy, and explores the opportunities and challenges for each sector

Migrant workers in agriculture
Commons Library research briefing
Examines current concerns within the industry about labour shortages and the impact that Brexit might have on labour supply

Brexit: agriculture and trade
Commons Library research briefing
Provides statistics on UK agricultural trade and explores some of the implications of Brexit for agriculture and trade

Fishing, farming and UK consumers after Brexit
Commons Library Insight
Examines post-Brexit development of policy on agriculture and fisheries, and future trade agreements in these areas

Brexit: agriculture
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report
Explores the implications of Brexit for UK agriculture and food, in particular leaving the Common Agriculture Policy and Single Market

Progress on the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme
Public Accounts Committee report
Argues that the Government has not accessed the impact of delayed subsidy payments on farmers or the rural community

Food

Brexit: food prices and availability
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report
Examines whether and how Brexit might affect the price and availability of food for UK consumers

Leaving the EU: food safety
Lords Library research briefing
Overview of food safety law and regulating bodies in the UK, the implications of Brexit for food safety and the impact of new trade deals

Brexit: trade in food
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee report
Considers the effect of 'no deal' on trade in different agri-food sectors, calling for better preparation to safeguard UK farmers

Trade in sugar post-Brexit
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry
Examines how the sugar industry will be affected by Brexit and the options for an optimal trade policy surrounding sugar

Fishing

Future UK fisheries policy
Commons Library research briefing
Overview of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy, a UK Fisheries Bill to replace it and whether a transition period is required

UK fisheries management
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology research
Summarises the science used to inform management, current approaches to EU fisheries, and future challenges and opportunities

Fisheries
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee inquiry
Looks into the implications of Brexit for the fishing industry in Northern Ireland

Fisheries
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry
Examines the impact of potential changes to the fisheries and seafood trading arrangements between the UK and EU

Brexit: What next for UK fisheries?
Commons Library research briefing, updated 4 July 2017
Examines how negotiations with the EU and future UK Government policy may affect fishing in the UK

Brexit: fisheries
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report
Highlights some of the opportunities and risks that will arise from disentangling UK fisheries from the EU

UK sea fisheries statistics
Commons Library research briefing
Trends in the UK sea fishing industry including landings, employment, fleet size, trade, and comparisons with other EU countries

Effect of Brexit on agriculture and fisheries in South West England
Commons Library research briefing
Information on how exiting the EU might affect farming and fishing in South West England as well as the agricultural labour market

Animal welfare

Debate on ending the export of live farm animals after Brexit
Commons Library research briefing
Information on exporting live animals to EU countries ahead of the debate on an e-petition calling for a ban after the UK leaves the EU

Live animal exports
Commons Library research briefing
Overview of the EU regulations protecting animals during transport and ongoing campaigns calling for a ban on live exports for slaughter

Animal sentience and Brexit
Commons Library research briefing, updated 8 August 2018
Overview of animal sentience and the Government proposal to transfer recognition of animal sentience into UK legislation after Brexit

Brexit: farm animal welfare
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report
Urges the Government to ensure that high animal welfare standards are maintained after Brexit

Animal welfare standards in farming after Brexit
Commons Library research briefing
Information on animal welfare standards in farming after Brexit, listing related press articles and Parliamentary material

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