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CLA creates detailed No Deal Advice Pack for rural businesses

Business group provides detailed No Deal Advice Pack to farmers, food producers and rural businesses.

16 October 2019, at 4:05pm

With the prospect of a No Deal Brexit still looming large over the economy, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has created a 68 page advice pack for rural businesses. It is free for anyone to download online and all CLA members across England and Wales will receive a print version through the post early next week.

CLA's advice pack
CLA's advice pack

The pack, funded by the Department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), sets out a range of practical measures which landowners, farmers and rural businesses might want to undertake in order to prepare for and where possible mitigate likely risks from a No Deal Brexit. It provides advice on animal and plant export and import rules, food and feed, and business issues.

Country Land and Business President Tim Breitmeyersaid: “Clearly the best outcome is that we leave the EU with a deal that continues to allow free and frictionless trade with our nearest and most vital markets. We still believe that a No Deal Brexit will cause a huge amount of disruption for many in the agriculture sector, but as a rural business owner I know how important it is to be as best prepared as possible for any eventuality.

“This is why we have used our expertise at the CLA to help our members and the wider rural business sector by bringing together all the key information in one place. We hope that this will provide some assistance to rural businesses across the country in these uncertain times.”