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Pesticide tax is worth the job losses

25 March 1999
‘Pesticide tax is worth the job losses’

A NEW report concludes a pesticide tax would yield substantial environmental benefits, despite costing up to 2000 farm jobs …more…


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Pesticide tax is worth the job losses

25 March 1999
‘Pesticide tax is worth the job losses’

A NEW report concludes a pesticide tax would yield substantial environmental benefits, despite costing up to 2000 farm jobs …more…


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Pesticide tax is worth the job losses

25 March 1999
‘Pesticide tax is worth the job losses’

By Jonathan Riley

A NEW report concludes a pesticide tax would yield substantial environmental benefits, despite costing up to 2000 farm jobs.

The report, which was released yesterday (Wednesday), claims that a 30% tax on pesticides would reduce pesticide use by up to 20%.

But it adds that far higher reductions could be achieved if the more toxic pesticides were taxed harder.

The report was commissioned by government to establish whether a tax would help minimise pesticide use.

A 30% pesticide tax would achieve revenues for the Treasury of £4-10 million, it claims.

At this level it estimates that farm incomes – based on 1996 figures – would be cut by 3%, with 2% of farms becoming unprofitable.

Although the tax would cause the industry to lose 1-2000 full-time jobs, the report counters that long-term job retention could be improved.

The government will now consult the farming industry on the reports findings.

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    Pesticide tax is worth the job losses

    24 March 1999
    ‘Pesticide tax is worth the job losses’

    A NEW report concludes a pesticide tax would yield substantial environmental benefits, despite costing up to 2000 farm jobs …more…


    todays news



    Euro1 = £0.6653 £1 = Euro1.503 
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    Pesticide tax is worth the job losses

    24 March 1999
    ‘Pesticide tax is worth the job losses’

    By Jonathan Riley

    A NEW report concludes a pesticide tax would yield substantial environmental benefits, despite costing up to 2000 farm jobs.

    The report, which was released today (Wednesday), claims that a 30% tax on pesticides would reduce pesticide use by up to 20%.

    But it adds that far higher reductions could be achieved if the more toxic pesticides were taxed harder.

    The report was commissioned by government to establish whether a tax would help minimise pesticide use.

    A 30% pesticide tax would achieve revenues for the Treasury of £4-10 million, it claims.

    At this level it estimates that farm incomes – based on 1996 figures – would be cut by 3%, with 2% of farms becoming unprofitable.

    Although the tax would cause the industry to lose 1-2000 full-time jobs, the report counters that long-term job retention could be improved.

    The government will now consult the farming industry on the reports findings.

  • Pesticide tax still on the cards, FWi, 09 March, 1999
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