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Draconian penalties for farmers who accidentally breach subsidy rules should be replaced with a “yellow card” warning system, say Scottish farm leaders. Instead of facing “disproportionate” penalties for minor breaches, farmers should be given time to rectify unintentional errors, said NFU Scotland.  Removing or easing overzealous legislation would significantly lighten the regulatory burden on Scotland’s farmers and crofters. See also: ‘Seize Brexit opportunity to streamline red tape’ Various pieces of legislation should be removed or improved after the UK left the […]
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