Red diesel being pumped into a tractor© Tim Scrivener
The agricultural industry has mounted a defence of the tax breaks benefiting farmers after a senior government adviser questioned them during a radio interview. Oxford economist Dieter Helm, chairman of the Natural Capital Committee, which is advising Defra on the contents of its 25-year environment plan, questioned some of the reliefs on offer to farmers in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, broadcast on Saturday (29 July). Prof Helm stressed he was speaking in a personal, rather than […]
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