New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has raised several political careers from the dead just in time for Halloween. But will Chancellor Jeremy Hunt take his reaper’s scythe to the farming budget? Abi Kay explores.
New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has appointed Therese Coffey to be his Defra Secretary. But what are her farming views? Abi Kay explores.
New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been urged to protect farm budgets, with big spending cuts expected to be made over the coming months.
Farming Minister Mark Spencer has said he will push for small abattoirs to be able to benefit from earned recognition in order to reduce veterinary presence.
Defra has pledged to keep the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme in place, despite a commitment from the new ministerial team to a rapid review of farm support.
Former Defra Secretary Liz Truss has won the Conservative leadership election with 81,326 votes, making her the new Prime Minister.