Michael Gove speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference© David Hartley/REX/Shutterstock
Defra plans to phase out direct payments across England lack enough detail for farmers to restructure their businesses to cope without them, say industry leaders. Direct payments will be abolished within a decade – and possibly as soon as five years – after the UK leaves the European Union next year, according to plans contained in a government consultation published on Tuesday (27 February). See also: Gove plans to redirect farm payments to environment Defra secretary Michael Gove said the money […]
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