THE HOME-GROWN Cereals Authority levy rates payable by cereal and oilseed growers and cereal dealers and processors are to remain the same as last year.

The rates that will apply from July 1 2004 to June 30 2005 are:

  • 43.3p per tonne for cereals purchased direct from growers
  • 40ppt for cereals sold to intervention
  • 65ppt for oilseeds
  • 4ppt cereal processor levy for cereals sold for animal feed
  • 8.25ppt cereal processor levy for cereals sold otherwise

The new rates were announced by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on Weds (June 30) following an order laid before Parliament on May 27.