Farming

Rishi Sunak writes to Minister about rural business rates

RICHMOND MP Rishi Sunak has written to the Government about "eye-watering" increases in business rates faced by auction marts.

The livestock markets at Hawes, Leyburn and Northallerton are facing increases of up to 270 per cent following one of the regular reviews of the rating system.

A British farming policy must work for UK farmers, says Rishi Sunak

Britain leaving the EU  will mean the end of the Brussels “vegetable police” interfering in UK farming, says Richmond MP Rishi Sunak. 

Speaking in the Commons, Mr Sunak said the British food and drink industry has been “held back” by 50 years of interference by the EU.