hedgecutting work© Tim Scrivener
Farm contractors say they are losing thousands of pounds in income after Defra extended the hedgecutting ban to cover the month of August. Last year Defra extended the hedgecutting ban by one month to “protect late nesting birds”. The ban now runs from 1 March to 1 September in the UK. Northamptonshire hedging contractor Bob Rutt said he lost a potential £6,000-£8,000 in revenue in 2015 because the extended ban forced to him to sit out August – normally the busiest […]
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