Changes to the distribution of the GB red meat levy will be implemented next year, with Scotland and Wales receiving more than £1m from English abattoirs.
The passing of the Agriculture Bill has helped secure a fairer share of the red meat levy for England, Scotland and Wales.
The changes, to begin from April 2021, recognise cross-border livestock movement, and will provide greater transparency to farmers and processors in each nation.
It has been a long-running objective for all three boards – AHDB, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) – to have direct control over home-generated levies for domestic marketing campaigns, industry development and export activities.
The three levy bodies have worked together to identify a mechanism that can underpin the redistribution of red meat levies, which will be updated each year.
The new scheme, which will replace the collaborative ring-fenced fund, will see more than £1m of levy collected in English abattoirs return to each of Scotland and Wales.Read full article Share on twitter