Future Policies

Steven Thomson, SRUC

Future Farm Support – What are the priorities?

On the back of Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs suggestion at the Scottish Conservative Party conference that the UK Government may wish to start spending money on devolved matters – including agriculture – in the future, Steven Thomson (Senior Agricultural Economist & Policy Advisor, SRUC) discusses what this…

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Julian Bell, SRUC

Brexit Delay Implications – Agribusiness News

The May 2019 issue of Agribusiness News (from the Farm Advisory Service) included an article on the implications of brexit delays, written by SAC Consultant Julian Bell. On the one hand, the delay gives the UK longer for UK agriculture to adapt to whatever changes may occur in trading relationships with the EU and third…

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Steven Thomson, SRUC

Keeping the Cost of food and drink in check will be the UK Government’s number one priority as a no deal Brexit kicks in

In an article first published in Farm North East (Issue 92) in April 2019, Steven Thomson, Senior Agricultural Economist & Policy Advisor (SRUC), discusses insights into the UK Government’s thinking around food and farming that emerged before MPs were to vote on “No Deal” on the 13th March. Steven summaries the announced UK tariffs for…

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Steven Thomson, SRUC

Deal, No Deal, Remain – what’s best for food and farming?

First published in Farm North East Issue No 91. January 2019, Steven Thomson (Senior Agricultural Economist & Policy Advisor) gave his perspective on three main options facing the UK for brexit, and the consequences of each on the food and farming industry in Scotland. Steven concludes that the hardest outcome to consider is “No Deal”,…

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