9 August 2002

New tenant group

PROBLEMS facing the tenanted sector are to be tackled by a cross-industry body called the Tenancy Reform Industry Group (TRIG).

The Tenant Farmers Association, Country Land and Business Association and NFU have agreed to reinstate the group which was disbanded in 1995 after Farm Business Tenancies were introduced.

Michael Paske, NFU vice-president, said the group would work to help the tenanted sector evolve.

"The NFU firmly believes that this joint approach to the issues facing the tenanted sector will provide the necessary focus and combined expertise to find the solutions so desperately needed." &#42