New UK Agriculture Bill to move away from ‘inefficient and overly bureaucratic’ CAP system

Euractiv | Jan 17, 2020 at 1:49 PM
  • The UK Government revealed a new version of their post-Brexit agriculture legislation Thursday (16 January) as part of a radical shift to move subsidies away from the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) system of direct payments.
  • In doing so, it aims to move the UK one step closer towards “a future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment,” according to a statement from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
  • The bill also lacks concrete assurances to farmers that future trade deals will exclude imports of foods not produced to the same health, animal welfare and quality standards as required in the EU.