Policy paper

Red Tape Challenge: Agriculture theme proposals

Our proposals to deal with the agriculture element of the Red Tape Challenge.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Red Tape Challenge - Agriculture theme proposals


This paper outlines our proposals to improve or remove 56% of the 516 regulations examined by the Agriculture Red Tape Challenge. The proposals cover plant health and forestry, animal health and welfare and other agricultural legislation.

These changes seek to ensure that the rules we need to support growth and protect animal health and the environment are as simple as possible to understand and follow. The helpful responses we have received from environmental and animal welfare groups and from businesses have been critical to the development of these proposals.

Published 29 January 2014