My main role as a policy advisor is to lead the drafting of a number of statutory instruments (SIs) that implement changes to domestic legislation relating to plants as a result of EU Exit. These SIs allow provisions of an Act to be amended without having to pass a new Act. It is the most frequently used method to align legislation with current political decisions. Leading an SI requires a lot of cross departmental engagement, including with legal advisors and with the devolved administrations (Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales). I transferred to the role of policy advisor from a service delivery role within the Plant Varieties and Seeds team so I had experience and knowledge of the plant breeding industry and EU Exit politics.