Understanding the issues

The issues related to UK membership of the EU are many and complex. This chapter of the CLA's Leave or Remain: The Decisions that Politicians must make to support the Rural Economy focuses on the four themes that together make up the main ‘EU issues’ relevant specifically to rural business and the wider rural economy. These include direct support for the agricultural sector, regulations (of which the CLA took an audit of all those which affect landowners and rural businesses in May 2015) , trade and the labour market.

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Understanding the issues