The referendum decision to leave the European Union will result in greater changes to the rural economy than any decision taken in the past 40 years.
The CLA are committed to working with Government on behalf of our members to ensure the security of the rural economy throughout the Brexit neogotiations and in post-Brexit Britain. We are confident in the ability of farmers and rural businesses to create new opportunities in the future outside the EU but there must be a framework in place that allows them to do this.
Throughout 2017 the CLA will be publishing a series of ‘How To’ documents looking at how Government tackle specific land use and economic challenges post-Brexit. These papers are part of our New Opportunities programme started in 2016. They are designed to influence thinking within Government, Parliament, the media and other organisations within our sector.
Click here or on the icon below to read the New Opportunites briefing on how to establish a new framework for food, farming and environmental policy post-Brexit
Click here or on the icon below to read the New Opportunites briefing on how to establish a new Land Management Contract between farmers and society
Click here or on the icon below to read the New Opportunities briefing on how to improve the profitability of farming and forestry.
Click here or on the icon below to read the New Opportunites briefing on how to establish a free trade agreement that works for the food and farming industry.
After the Referendum resulted in a vote to exit the EU, the CLA along with Scottish Land & Estatess published a series of briefings outlining the new opportunities for the rural economy in post-Brexit Britain. These focus on direct support, trade, regulation, labour and devolution. The CLA also held a 'New Opportunities' campaign throughout 2016 to engage with MPs and Ministers to make them aware of how Government can help rural businesses to take advantages of these new opportunities.
Click here or on the icon below to read the CLA's New Opportunities briefings.
Throughout the referendum campaign the CLA set out the decisions that ministers must make to secure the immediate future of the rural economy in the result of a vote to leave the EU.
Click here or on the icon below to read the CLA's Leave or Remain report.
With less than 300 working days until we leave the European Union, clarity seems to be increasing on a number of issues but it is decreasing as to how this will affect landowners in Wales. In this briefing we explain the status quo - and point to some of the questions that are arising.
The CLA supports a new policy that delivers both profitable farming and forestry and rewards for the delivery of environmental and other public goods with secure long-term funding.
The CLA's Leave or Remain report set out the decisions that ministers must make to secure the immediate future of the rural economy ahead of the vote to leave the EU.
The CLA, along with Scottish Land & Estates, has published a series of briefings outlining the new opportunities for the rural economy in post-Brexit Britain.
Media releases around the EU Referendum and Brexit.