Queens Speech 2017: MPs briefing

The extensive list of Brexit bills highlights the scale of the task involved in preparing for Brexit. It is vital that ministers, officials, MPs and organisations like the CLA work closely together staying focused on helping businesses to invest, grow and create jobs.
• The Agriculture Bill provides an opportunity to provide increased certainty to farmers as the UK’s exits the EU and improve significantly the extensive and complex administrative systems required to deliver payments for schemes from farm support to environmental stewardship.
• The Immigration Bill is a chance for the Government to legislate to reintroduce a Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme.
• The Great Repeal Bill is the vehicle which will allow a new way of thinking about how to deliver the safety, standards and environmental outcomes, while removing unnecessary and costly burdens on businesses.

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