DEFRA announces plans to reduce and streamline farm inspections

Environmental groups are calling for representation on a government regulatory review panel which will examine how to streamline farming inspections after Brexit

Sheep grazing in farmland
The government says the current inspection regime can result in farmers being visited by as many as five different bodies

The government is to carry out a review of farming regulation, inspection and enforcement in the context of Brexit, the environment secretary Michael Gove has announced, raising concerns among environmental groups.

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