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Farmers should be rewarded for land stewardship and public goods, and removing tariffs will increase consumer choice and keep prices down, helping the poorest most. That was the message Policy Exchange’s Economics Research Fellow Michael Taylor gave to the EFRA Select Committee when discussing Farming Tomorrow, our seminal report on opportunities for replacing the Common Agricultural Policy after Brexit.
Policy Exchange’s Director of Economics & Social Policy Warwick Lightfoot – former Special Adviser to three Chancellors – appeared on the BBC to argue the case for reform of agriculture policy as Britain leaves the EU. Warwick pressed that farm policy is not currently aimed at supporting consumers and this should be reviewed as the UK moves away from the Common Agricultural Policy.
Policy Exchange’s Director of Economics and Social Policy Warwick Lightfoot appeared on BBC News to discuss the leaked government analysis of the impact of Brexit over the next 15 years.
Policy Exchange’s Director of Economics Warwick Lightfoot gave evidence to the House of Commons International Trade Committee on US-UK trade after Brexit. Warwick argued that consumers should be at the heart of trade policy, and that freer trade means more choice and lower prices for them.
Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Adviser Dr Graham Gudgin gave evidence to the House of Lords EU Select Committee on UK-Irish relations after Brexit. Dr Gudgin argued that electronic solutions should be prioritised for the border and argued that securing a free trade agreement with the EU must be a priority.
Daily Mirror columnist Ros Wynne-Jones, who chaired the Throwing a New Light on Loneliness event held at Policy Exchange, in which Rachel Reeves MP set out the findings of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, has written on the same topic in her column for the newspaper.
Policy Exchange Chief Economic Adviser Dr Graham Gudgin has written for the Guardian about the Irish border and whether a deal can get back on track.
Dr Graham Gudgin, Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Adviser, made an appearance on Today to discuss prospects for the UK economy after Brexit, arguing that forecasts are much too gloomy.
Warwick Lightfoot – Policy Exchange Director of Research & Head of Economics and Social Policy – appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast to discuss findings from new research which suggests household bills are rising more slowly than the rate of inflation.
Policy Exchange’s Warwick Lightfoot writes about Brexit’s effect on food prices, in the Daily TelegraphWarwick Lightfoot
Warwick Lightfoot — Director of Research and Head of Economics and Social Policy — reflects on a recent House of Lords’ report on the potential impact of Brexit on agriculture. He comments that ‘nowhere did [the report] recognise that protectionism drives food prices in the EU above world prices’, before concluding that ‘after Brexit, consumer welfare will be increased by access to the world’s most competitive suppliers and I believe we will see lower food prices’