The UK Government has launched a consultation seeking to end any unfair practices across the UK’s dairy sector.  Evidence has highlighted how unfair practices have persisted in the dairy industry. This consultation will explore whether regulations could be introduced to ensure farmers are treated fairly.
Proposals include an option to introduce a mandatory pricing mechanism within all contracts between dairy farmers and processors. This would ensure the price paid for milk produced by the farmer is formally agreed within the contract, and that contract negotiations take place in a clear and transparent way.  The consultation is open on 15 September.  You can submit your response here.