Food and farming industry


  1. Get help and support for your business

    Get business support and advice over the phone and online - setting up and running a business

  2. Make or update a rural payments claim

    Update your details with the Rural Payments Agency to keep claiming payments for your farm land

  3. Use Cattle Tracing System (CTS) Online

    Register with BCMS's online service to register cattle births and report cattle deaths and cattle movements online

  4. Agricultural Sick Pay

    Agricultural Sick Pay means you're paid wages while you're sick - can you get it, how to claim, what you'll get

  5. Planning permission for farms

    When you need planning permission, where to apply, what counts as permitted development and how to appeal a planning permission decision

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Guidance and regulation

  1. BPS 2018
  2. Agricultural vehicle licences, tax information and fuel
  3. Register land you use to keep livestock
  4. BPS 2019
  5. Cross compliance 2018
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News and communications

  1. David Rutley tours UK food and drink industry
  2. Fair funding for farmers across all parts of the UK
  3. Defra approves sale of Sequoia for use only in greenhouses
  4. A taste of the Northern Powerhouse
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Research and statistics

  1. Pesticide residues in food: quarterly monitoring results for 2018
  2. Latest UK milk prices and composition of milk
  3. Latest poultry and poultry meat statistics
  4. Latest cattle, sheep and pig slaughter statistics
  5. Non-statutory zoonoses: GB disease surveillance and emerging threats reports, 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Food labelling: amending laws
  2. Food and natural mineral water: amending laws in England
  3. Protected Food Name scheme: improving enforcement
  4. Geographical Indications (GI): creating UK schemes after EU exit
  5. The Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (England) Regulations 2015
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Government Chemist Annual Review 2016
  2. Request for information under Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) concerning the implementation of a Cross Compliance penalty - 18 Jan 2017
  3. UK Co-ordinating Body Annual Report: 2015 to 2016
  4. UK Co-ordinating Body Business Plan, 2016 to 2017
  5. Cross Compliance penalty Stody Estate - 20 November 2015
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