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Brexit and the Welsh Economy

Posted on 11 December 2017 by James Foreman-Peck

One idea of the Welsh economy is what the Welsh Government can influence with its economic policy instruments.  This conception directs concern about Brexit to the new potential policy tools that arise from the repatriation of powers from Brussels, especially agricultural subsidies. Welsh agriculture is more subsidised than English, so Welsh farmers are naturally interested
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Environmental protection after Brexit: A race to the bottom?

Posted on 7 December 2017 by Annegret Engel

Environmental protection in the UK is largely influenced by EU legislation which traditionally sets high standards across Member States. Brexit will allow the UK to divert from those higher standards, thus introducing a more liberal approach in relation to environmental protection. The EU Withdrawal Bill indicates that current EU legislation will initially be transposed into
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Mind the Gap(s): Food Brexit, regulatory divergences and the need for a new UK agri-food framework

Posted on 27 November 2017 by Professor Terry Marsden

Discussing and debating with a wide range of food industry and representatives from key food organisations over recent months, since the publication of our report: ‘ Food Brexit: time to get real’[1]; there is a general and growing consensus that with the dire spectre of a hard Brexit looming (i.e moving outside both the customs
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Building a post-Brexit food and rural policy for Wales

Posted on 20 November 2017 by Professor Terry Marsden

Recently myself and colleagues Professor’s Tim Lang (City University) and Erik Milstone (Sussex University) published the first major independent review of the overall impacts of Brexit on the UK food system: A Food Brexit: time to get real: A Brexit Briefing. The report, drawing on over 200 sources, examines available industry and government data, policies and
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