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New hardship fund for dairy farmers in England
"Our dairy industry plays a crucial role in feeding our nation" - George Eustice, environment secretary.

Eligible farmers entitled to £10,00 each to cover lost earnings from COVID-19

The UK government has announced a £10,000 hardship fund for dairy farmers in England to ensure continued operation and sustained productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It comes after dairy farmers saw a huge decrease in demand for their products with the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Eligible dairy farmers will be entitled to £10,000 each to cover 70 per cent of lost earnings during April and May. It aims to ensure farmers can sustain production and continue to operate without impacting animal welfare.

Environment secretary George Eustice said: “Our dairy industry plays a crucial role in feeding our nation and we are doing all we can to ensure they are properly supported during this time.”

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Do you know a practice wellbeing star?

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 Has someone in your practice team gone above and beyond to make your workplace a positive one during the coronavirus pandemic? Then why not nominate them for a 2020 Practice Wellbeing Star!

The joint RCVS Mind Matters Initiative/SPVS Practice Wellbeing Star nominations recognise individuals who have held up morale during a time when practices are facing unprecedented staffing and financial issues.

Nominees receive a certificate in recognition of their colleagues' appreciation of their achievements and will be entered into the prize draw for a pair of tickets to attend the joint SPVS and Veterinary Management Group Congress in January 2021.

 

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New hardship fund for dairy farmers in England

The UK government has announced a 10,000 hardship fund for dairy farmers in England to ensure continued operation and sustained productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes after dairy farmers saw a huge decrease in demand for their products with the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Eligible dairy farmers will be entitled to 10,000 each to cover 70 per cent of lost earnings during April and May. It aims to ensure farmers can sustain production and continue to operate without impacting animal welfare.