Farm regulation and charging

The Farm Regulation and Charging Strategy commits the Government to improving the way it regulates and enforces regulation, to reduce bureaucracy and improve farmers’ capacity to help protect the environment, animal health and welfare, food safety and worker safety.

Sharing of responsibilities and costs of animal disease

As part of the strategy the 'Government and Industry are now considering together the sharing of responsibilities and costs of animal disease.

Partners for success: a farm regulation and charging strategy

Front cover of Partners for success: A farm regulation and charging strategyDefra’s farm regulation and charging strategy, "Partners for Success", was launched by Sustainable Farming and Food Minister Lord Bach on 28 November 2005.

The strategy commits the Government to improving the way it regulates and enforces regulation, to reduce bureaucracy and improve farmers’ capacity to help protect the environment, animal health and welfare, food safety and worker safety.

Partners for Success sets out ideas for simplifying rules and cutting red tape for farmers, as part of Defra’s commitment to reduce administrative burdens on business by 25% by 2009.

New regulation is inevitable, but it must be innovative, focus on results, and keep bureaucracy to a minimum. Wherever possible, Defra will consider using alternatives to regulation to achieve its objectives.

Front cover of Partners for success: An Action Plan for the Farm Regulation and charging strategyFarmers will need to play their part by improvements in the way they manage their activities to prevent animal disease.

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Key documents: Strategy and Action Plan

Page last modified: 26 January 2007
Page published: 28 November 2005