UK Consumers and Landholders to Pay the Price for the Government’s New Opposition to Neonicotinoids

January 4, 2018

From: FarmingUK

Gove announces plans to change farm subsidies in ‘green Brexit’ overhaul

Farmers will receive money to make improvements to the environment under a new system of subsidies, Defra Secretary Michael Gove has announced.


During this transition period, the government will propose to first reduce the largest BPS payments in England. It could do this through a straight cap at a maximum level or through a sliding scale of reductions, to the largest payments first.

He set out plans to scrap the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which he has previously said ‘environmentally damaging and socially unjust‘.

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