BSPceiling change

10 December 1999

BSPceiling change

SCOTTISH farm minister Ross Finnie has announced that regional ceilings for Beef Special Premium claims will be replaced by a UK-wide national ceiling from next year.

The move, which has been made under Agenda 2000, is estimated to be worth more than £5m to the Scottish beef industry because of scalebacks on payments.

To the disappointment of the Scottish NFU, however, Mr Finnie also announced the 90-head limit on BSPS claims is to be retained.

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