The flaws of the CAP and opportunities for UK agriculture post-Brexit

For the last 44 years the CAP has supported UK farmers. It has taken many forms, from price maintenance for many commodities, often aided by export subsidies, to direct payments for farmers linked to volumes of production in the early 1990s, to its current form whereby most support to farmers is provided through ‘decoupled’ direct payments – unlinked to present levels of production.

David’s article explores the flaws in the CAP as a delivery mechanism for public goods, as well as the opportunities for the UK Governments post-Brexit.