The EU and UK have reached an agreement at negotiators’ level on a draft Withdrawal Agreement and on an outline of the Political Declaration on the framework for the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Negotiations on the full Political Declaration are on-going.

The NFU has stressed the strategic importance of British food and farming to the nation and called for the UK and EU leaders to work together to finalise a Withdrawal Agreement to ensure continued free trade after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.  

Whilst there is still a huge job to be done - it does appear some progress is being made.