Domestic farm support funding (Bew Review): reviewing distribution across the UK from 2020 to the end of the parliament

Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation typesEvidence to committees


In October 2018 the Government announced an independent review into the intra-UK allocation of domestic farm support funding. The independent review panel was chaired by Lord Paul Bew and assisted by experienced representatives from each part of the UK. Lord Curry, Jim Walker, Rebecca Williams and Leo O’Reilly have been appointed to the panel to represent England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively. (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, HM Treasury, Northern Ireland Office, Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland, and Office of the Secretary of State for Wales) The review considered what factors should be taken into account to ensure an equitable allocation of ‘convergence’ funding for domestic farm support across the UK from 2020 to the end of this Parliament. Oral Evidence Invite: "The review panel would like to gather the thoughts of the UK’s top agricultural academics and economists to contribute to the review’s conclusions."
Period26 Mar 2019
Held atUK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Bew Review
  • Intra-UK allocations
  • UK agricultural budget
  • Bew-uplift
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • England
  • convergence
  • Common Agricultural Policy