Policy paper

The future for food, farming and the environment: policy statement (2018)

A statement setting out England’s agricultural policy for the next 10 years and how the Agriculture Bill will help achieve this.

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An update providing further detail of England’s agricultural policy and how the Agriculture Bill will help us achieve this has been published:


Policy statement - timeline

Agriculture Bill: Analysis of the impacts of removing Direct Payments

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This policy statement sets out our expectations for agricultural policy for England over the next 10 years. It also outlines how the Agriculture Bill will set the foundations to achieve this.

This document focuses on policy for England. We will be working with the rest of the UK to develop any necessary UK-wide legislation and administrative common frameworks.

Published 13 September 2018
Last updated 14 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced the policy statement with a HTML version and added the timeline as a separate document.

  2. First published.