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3:51pm Friday 11th January 2013 in npower League Two Table & Results
THE new Environment Secretary does not want farmers to be tied up form-filling.
Owen Paterson said the government had already made 137 commitments to reduce the regulatory burden on farmers – as a result there would be 12,000 fewer dairy inspections a year.
“We must now crack on to replicate this across the industry, as well as reducing further the burden of paperwork,” he said. He wants to move to a system which acknowledges the majority of farmers adhere to high standards and therefore have less frequent inspections.
Since 2011, Defra had removed over £13 of unnecessary compliance costs for every £1 added.