Re: Quick solution?
Originally Posted by shropshiregirl
Aahh, Of course, all Shires are net takers, we are all farming folk. However, I should let it be known that it is not the tenant farmers who reap anything from the EU. Only the rich landowners ever see any of that money.
But if it came to what's mine and what's yours, we would be fine thanks. You seriously underrate people from the Shires. We are made of strong stock. We were supposedly already eating fresh eggs, meat and fruit shortly after the war, of which was completely unavailable to those in the South. (understandably poor London excepted, of course). So we are well able to look after our own thanks.
Bring it on. where's my pitchfork?
Currently, financial support for the agricultural sector comes from our participation in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This makes EU funds available to reimburse, fully or in part, the support payments the UK government makes to the sector.
Defra*and the devolved administrations are preparing domestic legislation (under the Withdrawal Act)
to ensure the UK has the ability in law to continue operation of payments in a ‘no-deal’ scenario. This legislation preserves the EU law as it currently stands, and ‘fixes’ the legislation so that it is operable after the UK leaves the EU.
The domestic legislation will require beneficiaries to conform to the same standards as they do currently, to receive payments. This will include on-site inspections to UK farms receiving payments, which will continue as normal.
All of these rules and processes will remain the same until*Defra*and the devolved administrations introduce new agriculture policies, either through the Agriculture Bill, or an Agriculture Bill in one or more of the devolved parliaments.
The government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022. https://www.gov.uk/government/public...no-brexit-deal
An early GE will end this financial support prematurely. Unless one of the first items for a new government is the farmers.