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Retailers to pay for Food Standards Agency

27 January 1999
Retailers to pay for Food Standards Agency

A NEW “food tax” will be levied on British retailers and caterers under government plans to raise £65 million towards the cost of the Food Standards Agency …more…
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Retailers to pay for Food Standards Agency

27 January 1999
Retailers to pay for Food Standards Agency

A NEW “food tax” will be levied on British retailers and caterers under government plans to raise £65 million towards the cost of the Food Standards Agency …more…
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Retailers to pay for Food Standards Agency

27 January 1999
Retailers to pay for Food Standards Agency

A NEW “food tax” will be levied on British retailers and caterers under government plans to raise £65 million towards the cost of the Food Standards Agency.

Retailers will pay an annual levy of £90 towards the £100m annual cost of the agency, Agriculture Minister Nick Brown told the BBCs Today programme this morning (Wednesday).

Many campaigners wanted farmers to bear a large share of the financial burden, but they are not expected to contribute any extra cash.

Ministers say farmers are already contributing towards health, hygiene and food safety measures through existing levies and charges.

The bill will include wide-ranging powers to protect food standards throughout the entire food chain from the farm gate to the consumer.

The agency is being established in a bid to allay public concern about food safety and conflicts of interest between government departments.

But there is still widespread criticism about government plans to make retailers and caterers pay the £30 million cost of setting up the agency.

Farmers, retailers and consumer groups all want the government to meet the start-up cost from the public purse so the agency is completely independent.

The fine-tuned details of proposals to fund the agency will not be known until tomorrow afternoon, a government insider said tonight.

The draft bill will be launched in London by Agriculture Minister Nick Brown and Health Secretary Frank Dobson

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