11 May

On 6th May 2020,  the UK government announced that dairy farmers can access up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. 

The funding is designed to help support dairy farmers who have seen significantly decreased demand for their products as bars, restaurants and cafes because of the Covid-19 lockdown measures.

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has said that farmers would be entitled to up to £10,000 to cover 70% of their lost income during April and May 2020 to “ensure they can continue to operate and sustain production capacity without impacts on animal welfare”.

The dairy sector is the UK’s largest farming sector, with milk accounting for almost 17% of total agricultural output in the UK. It produces more than 40m litres of milk every day. 

In April, the Government also announced that it would temporarily relax elements of competition law to allow retailers, suppliers and logistics services in the dairy industry to work together to address market challenges, avoid waste and maintain capacity to meet future demand. 

By the publications team at: Contracts-Direct.com

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