Crofting Federation calls the Brexit deal an inadequate stitch-up

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has given its support to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament’s stance which declines to consent to the UK government’s Brexit trade deal.

Chair of the SCF, Yvonne White, said, “It is clear that there is a ‘hard Brexit’ deal which is significantly inadequate and will have a detrimental impact on Scottish food-growing, a very EU-dependant sector. For example negative impacts on live animal sales are predicted, with an increase in paperwork for buyers and hauliers. The producer will bear the brunt of the increased cost of sale, which could make hill lamb totally uneconomic. We are worried about supplies of inputs such as pharmaceuticals, and vegetable seed suppliers are already warning of shortages, which will affect croft vegetable production. Read more here

Article by SCF

6 January 2021

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