Sheep graze on a field near woodland© Nick Spurling/FLPA/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock
Future support for farming should be targeted at the provision of public goods and higher animal welfare, rather than direct payments, according to the influential Natural Capital Committee. Set up to advise government on the delivery of its 25-year environment plan, and chaired by environmental economist Professor Dieter Helm, the committee has now submitted its recommendations to Defra. See also: Farm industry mounts defence over ‘justified’ tax reliefs Describing Brexit as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide a coherent approach to […]
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