The pork levy will increase by 20% from April, after Ministers in Defra and the Devolved Administrations approved levy rate hikes acoss AHDB’s four sectors.
The increases will see the overall pork levy rate rise from £1.05p/pig to £1.26/pig. The producer and processor rates will be raised in line with current proportions, so the producer levy would increase from 85p to £1.02 and the processor levy would go up from 20p to 24p.
AHDB Pork Sector chair Mike Sheldon said the hike would raise about a further £1.5m, taking the total pork sector budget to around £8.6 million.
The new rates will be implemented from April 2024. AHDB said this will allow it to maintain its focus on delivering the objectives set out in the Sector Plans, published in November 2022.
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