Hill Farming: Government Assistance

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th July 2016.

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Photo of Chris Davies Chris Davies Conservative, Brecon and Radnorshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent support her Department has given to lamb farmers.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We have introduced a new system of extended tax averaging, allowing farmers to choose whether to spread their tax over a two or five-year period.

We are working on opening up new export markets for lamb. The Secretary of State had discussions on opening access for British lamb to the American market on her recent US trip.

We are supporting the sector’s efforts to improve its efficiency and competitiveness through co-funded Agri-Tech projects.

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