In lieu of a Windfall Tax, should energy companies be compelled to install solar panels on farm buildings and nearby land as some farms have good connections to the grid. Many smaller systems may have a bigger impact on energy security and not require planning permission.
– Joe Mitchell
There is Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief. Should there be a Conservation Property Relief so there are no taxation disadvantages to trying to achieve Net-Zero etc?
– Joe Mitchell
Agriculture is facing numerous challenges when it comes to recruiting workers. How have other businesses in your experience overcome this?
– Liz Warner
What lessons can UK Horticulture and Agriculture learn from other sectors to achieve the government policy required to support growth in the sector long term, such as employment and immigration policy, science and innovation investment policy, food policy and energy policy?
– Ali Capper
How would you rate the Government's response to rising inflation out of 10?
– James Mottershead
I strongly refute the comment that the current situation with energy prices is a ‘cashflow issue’. We are in an energy *crisis*. The enormous 100%+ rises in inputs, many directly linked to energy, are pushing cost of production far beyond any reasonable end product price. A ‘cashflow problem’ suggests that future revenues will cover these increased costs of production. In many sectors this is simply not feasible. This remains a crisis and support is needed to prevent a mass exodus of UK agricultural and horticultural business from the industry. Why are these businesses not being better supported?