Public Sector Event

Food and farming after Brexit

Venue: Institute for Government

Date: 6 Feb 2019

Synopsis: Brexit will put the UK in control of its agricultural policy for the first time in decades. It presents a once in a generation opportunity to revisit the UK’s approach to farm support, methods of production, and food and environmental standards – including their interplay with international trading objectives.


The Government’s Agriculture Bill gives an early indication of the possible direction of travel, but a lot remains unclear.

Minette Batters, President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), will set out her views on the way forward.

To discuss what those might mean, we are joined by:

  • • Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation and Chair of the Farm Inspection and Regulation Review, established by Michael Gove

  • • Mike Clarke, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

The conversation will be chaired by Jill Rutter, Programme Director at the Institute for Government, and will be followed by an audience Q&A.