George Osborne© Manu Palomeque/LNP/REX
George Osborne’s major productivity push contains changes that could have a big impact on farming and rural areas. The chancellor has called the UK’s sluggish improvement “the challenge of our time” as he presented a package of measures on Friday (10 July). British farm efficiency has risen by just 1.4% a year since the 1960s and this year’s Oxford Farming Conference report called for the industry to catch up with more productive countries. See also: UK farming must up its […]