ALMOST THREE-QUARTERS of respondents to a poll on farmers weekly”s interactive website www.fwi.co.uk said they did not want statutory levies to be deducted from their single farm payment.

The poll showed 72% of readers would never want levies to be collected in that way, while 24% favoured such a system if it cut the overall levy. The remaining 4% were in favour of levies being collected via the SFP provided savings were spent on frontline levy-body work.

To take part in this week”s poll and see previous poll results, visit www.fwi.co.uk/arable