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UK launches new clean air strategy – with clamp-down on ammonia emissions

UK launches new clean air strategy – with clamp-down on ammonia emissions

The UK Government has today (Tuesday, May 22) published a new strategy to cut air pollution in the coming years...

May 22, 2018

Direct payments in the UK set to be maintained for ‘a number of years’

Direct payments in the UK set to be maintained for ‘a number of years’

This morning the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, gave assurances that Basic Payment...

January 4, 2018

British farm organisation supports introduction of CCTV in slaughterhouses

British farm organisation supports introduction of CCTV in slaughterhouses

The announcement that CCTV will become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new plans has been welcomed by the National...

August 11, 2017

UK think tank calls for farm subsidies to be axed after Brexit

UK think tank calls for farm subsidies to be axed after Brexit

Policy Exchange has advised the British government to phase-out direct subsidies and income support for farmers by 2025 – even...

August 1, 2017

Defra creates £230 million fund for CAP penalties

Defra creates £230 million fund for CAP penalties

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has set up a fund worth £230 million (€258 million)...

July 28, 2017

UK ‘will not dilute food standards’ for US trade deal

UK ‘will not dilute food standards’ for US trade deal

The UK will not compromise on animal welfare and environmental standards in any trade agreement reached with the US, according...

July 26, 2017

New diesel or petrol cars to be banned in Britain from 2040 onwards

New diesel or petrol cars to be banned in Britain from 2040 onwards

Britain is set to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars or vans from 2040 onwards, in an...

July 26, 2017

UK farm subsidies to be dealt out on ‘environmental merit’ after Brexit

UK farm subsidies to be dealt out on ‘environmental merit’ after Brexit

The UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will outline the future of income support for...

July 21, 2017

Wealthy UK farmers to get less financial support after Brexit

Wealthy UK farmers to get less financial support after Brexit

Wealthy UK farmers will receive lower subsidies when Brexit takes effect, the head of the Department for Environment, Food and...

July 3, 2017

Controversial Gove gets top agri job in UK cabinet change

Controversial Gove gets top agri job in UK cabinet change

There has been mixed reaction across the water after Michael Gove was appointed UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food...

June 12, 2017