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CASH BOOST FOR SCOTLAND IS POLITICAL GAME PLAYING

thE announcement that scottish farmers will benefit from £160 million as a top up payment from the UK Government, as well as a £51.4m boost in convergence funding, has been slammed as political game...

Are we entering the End-Game?

by Glyn Roberts, FUW President It’s October and it’s the month that the Prime Minister has said that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union “Do or Die”. that would suggest that for many...

FUNDING SUPPORT FOR FARM BUSINESSES WELCOMED

NEWS that the existing Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payment window of December 2 2019 until June 30 2020 will be maintained, and a BPS Loan Scheme for farmers who don’t receive their first payment...

FUW warns new PM of no-deal Brexit dangers

THE FUW has reiterated warnings about the disastrous consequences of a no-deal Brexit, as new Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes on the role of leading the country. “We are absolutely clear, no responsible UK...

Future payments must be capped at far lower level

TENANTS and family farms should be protected by capping future scheme payments at well below the 300,000 Euro rate which currently applies in Wales and by strengthening the active farmer rule, the chairman of...

Inspection costs threaten dairy exports

MoveS to improve and expand the potential for UK exports to China post-Brexit have been hindered following a decision by Defra not to fund inward inspection costs. As part of the export process, the...