Brexit is shaking the foundations of UK agriculture to the core. The EU market, laws and policies, including the Common Agricultural Policy, shaped the evolution of UK agriculture for decades. Brexit creates a partial vacuum that simultaneously poses considerable opportunities and challenges for the UK; it raises fundamental questions regarding whether to have a centralised or devolved approach, what objectives and standards to strive for, what markets to target, what is permissible or feasible and, crucially, how the law will stand post Brexit. National politics, the future relationship with the EU, international (trade) law, food safety and quality, sustainable agriculture and environmental protection are only some of the relevant considerations. This book addresses these questions and analyses the UK government’s attempts to address the uncertainties through the Agriculture Bill. It outlines the potential for a Domestic Agricultural Policy embracing agri-sustainability and how this new policy might be shaped to achieve a more sustainable food future.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: The impact of a Hard(ish) Brexit
3. Devolution issues
4. International trade law – no free for all
5. Future pathways
This shortform series follows the fallout of the UK’s pivotal decision to withdraw from the European Union, otherwise known as Brexit. As politicians and academics discern what this historic decision will mean for UK Law, the books in this series offer a legal library for students, scholars and legal practitioners.
Each book discusses Brexit through its own individual legal specialism, providing expert analysis on sectors which have long been dominated by EU Law. Recognizing a need for academic debate around these legal and political disputes, this series provides a multifaceted resource exploring contemporary issues.