Leicester & Boston stories mentioning Brexit, 2019-07-10–2019-07-12

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New PM needs to ensure farmers do not suffer after subsidies loss, says senior Lincolnshire county councillor

bostonstandard.co.uk

The next Prime Minister needs to ensure that farmers “do not suffer” as a result of loss of European Union subsidies after Brexit, says a senior Lincolnshire county councillor. Councillor Colin Davie, executive member for economy and place at the authority, said that new ministers will need to work hard to “ensure stability” for the farming sector. The National Audit Office (NAO) said farmers had been left unable to plan for the future after losing subsidies they would receive as part of the EU Common Agricultural Policy. Farmers and landowners received £3.5 billion in payments from the Common Agricultural Policy last year, according to the BBC. Five Lincolnshire businesses received more tha...