Farming leaders have urged the government to delay the transition away from EU subsidies and offer immediate assistance to rural businesses with their environmental payments during the coronavirus pandemic.
Two vast tomato greenhouses being built in Norfolk and Suffolk will become a “bankable template” for another 41 sites across the country – putting East Anglia at the forefront of a low-carbon farming revolution.
East Anglia’s rural economy – and the countryside communities who rely on it – need to be protected from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic says CATH CROWTHER, East regional director of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).
Farming leaders have called on institutional landlords – including estates owned by the Queen and the church – to show “flexibility and understanding” regarding their tenants’ rent during the coronavirus crisis.
Next week’s budget is an opportunity to create a much-needed simplified tax system for diversified rural businesses says Cath Crowther, East regional director for the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).