NFU lists eight key demands ahead of Autumn Budget

29 OCT 2018

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In its submission to the Chancellor Philip Hammond, the NFU highlights the role of farming in producing "safe, traceable and affordable" food for the nation.

The farming union has called for eight specific measures in Monday’s (29 October) Budget statement, so farming can remain “productive, profitable and progressive”.

It comes as the NFU criticises the Government on "hugely damaging" uncertainty the industry is facing as Brexit talks continue in deadlock.

In particular, the union has criticised the lack of progress at the recent EU Council meeting on Wednesday night (17 October) for prolonging uncertainty within the industry.

Both the UK and the EU failed to come to an agreement on how the new post-Brexit relationship will work, with Prime Minister Theresa May now proposing an extension to the transition period "for a few months."

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