14 Dec 2012
Farmers across Scotland have been urged to take part in a newly launched consultation aimed at reducing red tape in the industry.
The Scottish Conservatives are urging the farming community to get involved in the hope their opinions will help ease the burden of bureaucracy in future.
The overall review was announced in January, with the latest phase – unveiled this week – giving farmers the chance to express their views.
Scottish Conservative rural affairs spokesman Alex Fergusson MSP said:
“All farmers should take advantage of this opportunity to play a part in trying to reduce the amount of red tape that so bedevils agriculture and, in many cases, acts as a constraint of farmers’ ambitions.
“Farmers rightly and understandably complain of the amount of bureaucracy that they have to deal with on a day to day basis, so this review offers the perfect opportunity to put forward practical solutions on how that bureaucracy can be minimised.
“I therefore urge all farmers who have something to say on this subject to say it now, through this consultation – there might not be another chance for a very long time.”