Brexit No Deal technical notices
The UK government has released the first batch of its technical notices to advise businesses and individuals on how to prepare for the hypothetical scenario of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. The notices include some topics of relevance to the food system.
FCRN readers may be particularly interested in the following briefings:
- Farm payments if there’s no Brexit deal
- Receiving rural development funding if there’s no Brexit deal
- Trading with the EU if there's no Brexit deal
- Developing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) if there’s no Brexit deal
- Producing and processing organic food if there's no Brexit deal
Sustain, commenting on the technical notices (see here), said, “The Government's 'no deal' technical papers do little to soften our conclusion that a 'no deal' Brexit would be an unacceptable and damaging outcome for British farmers, food businesses, consumers and the environment.”
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Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.