CRE Engagement & Place Seminar 2

Date: 6th March 2019 – 17:30 – 19:00

Venue Clement Stephenson Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building, Newcastle University

Free Entry

Dr Carmen Hubbard: Brexit: Growing Threats or Growing Opportunities.

The UK agri-food sector in one of the most seriously affected by Brexit. Not only is it dependent on trade relations with both the European Union and the Rest of the World, but also a sector dependent on migrant labour, and the most heavily subsidies and regulated under the present Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). UK farmers are guaranteed to receive the same level of subsidy as under CAP until the end of 2022. However, uncertainty surrounding negotiations with the EU makes planning for farm businesses very difficult. The consequences of Brexit for UK agriculture will depend on two major drivers: future trade agreements; and changes in farm subsidies. This seminar will focus on the potential economic effects on UK agriculture post-Brexit, at both sector and farm level, based on modelling of selected trade and domestic policy scenarios.

Dr Carmen Hubbard is a Senior Lecturer within the Centre for Rural Economy, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and is leading a prestigious ESRC funded project on Brexit & Agriculture.