7 March 2001
NFU welcomes spray tax omission
The Chancellors decision not to include a pesticide tax in this years Budget will be a massive relief to the farming industry, says the NFU.
The tax would have cost farmers and growers 125 million a year. The alternative measures put forward by the NFU and others in the will help the environment without saddling the industry with another burden, said President Ben Gill.
“Lack of a massive pre-election spending spree now leaves the door open for a cut in interest rates. This would slash farmers borrowing costs and pave the way for a further reduction in the strong Pound,” said Mr Gill. “This would be the biggest single benefit to farmers across Britain.”
Budget taxes and allowances, FWi, 07 March, 2001
Budget details, FWi, 07 March, 2001
Budget- Key points, FWi, 07 March, 2001
Budget scraps spray tax plan, FWi, 07 March, 2001
Farmers hope for Budget respite, FWi, 07 March, 2001
- Green tax would rub salt in wounds, FWi, 05 March 2001
- Pushing alternative to pesticide tax, FARMERS WEEKLY, 02 February, 2001