Poultry:Written question - 133361

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 20 March 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has had discussions with the Environment Agency on delaying the planned increase in permit charges for intensive poultry farming until April 2019; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Dr Thérèse Coffey
Answered on: 28 March 2018

The Environment Agency confirmed on 21 March 2018 that the new charges would come into effect from 1 April 2018. This decision was taken following consideration of comments from charge payers. Their consultation response document is available online and sets out where proposals have been adjusted to take consultation feedback into account, including the decision not to delay implementation.

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