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Farming Unions in Joint Welcome for CAP Allocation

11 November 2013
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UK - The Presidents of the NFU, NFU Cymru and the Ulster Farmers’ Union have welcomed the decision on the allocation of the CAP budget between England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The joint statement said: “We are pleased that Ministers have listened to our representations and have decided “to resist pressure from Scotland for an increased share that would have been at the expense of other parts of the UK."

“The share of both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 funds will remain exactly as it was in the last budgetary period. We believe this is a fair settlement for farmers across the United Kingdom. The resolution of the budgetary split now allows the four governments to take further decisions on CAP Reform with a clear idea of available resources in the next seven-year period.”

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