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1454: Government Response to the Farming Regulation Task Force

This paper is taken from the Ministerial introduction to the ‘Government Response to the Farming Regulation Task Force’

Year of Publication2012

Out of 220 recommendations Defra have agreed to 159 and are considering a further 31. They are already reducing inspections in some areas for those with a strong track record. They are working to get better at sharing information and online working will help this. They will continue to press the EU to adopt a more risk-based approach and to simplify the CAP. They are drawing up key environmental actions for farmers. They have found ways to lift the 6 day standstill requirements for movements of cattle, sheep and goats. They will launch a staff exchange programme this April.

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