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We need a British Agricultural Policy to boost productivity and protect the environment - City A.M.

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the EU's largest and oldest policy, absorbing nearly 40 per cent of its budget. And, as even the most zealous Europhiles would admit, it is one of its most disastrous. Over the last 40 years, CAP has focused on ...and more »

Think-tank calls for end to farmers' food subsidies - Financial Times

Ministers should phase out all subsidies to farmers for food production by 2025 and instead focus on paying them for other activities such as protecting the environment, one of the UK's leading think-tanks has recommended. According to the report by ...and more »

Post-Brexit Britain should phase out tariffs on food, says thinktank - The Guardian

Policy Exchange says EU agricultural policy should be replaced by system that makes imported meat cheaper for consumers. Lisa O'Carroll · @lisaocarroll. Mon 31 Jul 2017 19.01 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.35 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Hard Brexit Could Mean Cheaper Food If We Abolish Tariffs, Policy Exchange Says - HuffPost UK

Britain should abolish tariffs on food imports after a hard Brexit to bring down prices that the EU has forced up by “stymying” trade deals, a leading think tank has said. As Britain reels at the prospect of Brexit meaning an influx of chlorinated ...and more »

Pay farmers to protect environment, urges think tank -

Policy Exchange argues leaving EU's Common Agricultural Policy presents opportunity for farmers to improve biodiversity, natural capital, and flood prevention. Farming subsidies for food production should be phased out by 2025 and replaced with ...and more »

Brexit: Food Standards Agency should be able to say no to chlorinated chicken - The Independent

The British food regulator should have the independent right to say yes or no to chlorine-washed chicken and other controversial food products, as a way to move quickly beyond potential stumbling blocks in agriculture and accelerate free trade deals ...and more »

Hard Brexit 'could mean cheaper food' if UK abolishes tariffs - think tank - Yahoo Finance UK

Britain should abandon tariffs on food imports after Brexit in order to bring down prices for consumers, a leading rightwing think tank has urged. The Policy Exchange claimed that phasing out tariffs on agricultural products could bring down prices and ...and more »

Brexit is a chance to slash food prices while freeing our farmers from the subsidy straitjacket -

Brexit gives Britain the chance to look at agricultural policy from first principles for the first time in 40 years. We can now ask what sort of farm policy Britain needs to maintain the countryside we want – and in our new report we make very clear ...and more »

Warwick Lightfoot: The right post-Brexit farming policy could unleash agricultural innovation and lighten the load ... - Conservative Home

Warwick Lightfoot is Director of Research at Policy Exchange and the lead author of Farming Tomorrow: British agriculture after Brexit. He is a former special adviser to three Conservative Chancellors. Related Articles. Bernard Jenkin: Why the ...and more »

UK think tank calls for farm subsidies to be axed after Brexit - Agriland

Policy Exchange has advised the British government to phase-out direct subsidies and income support for farmers by 2025 – even though 87% of UK farm income comes from subsidies. In a report published today, August 1, the think tank said such a move ...and more »