SLE support call for convergence funding for Scotland

Press Release

Responding to Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing’s calls for the UK Government to right the ‘historic injustice’ of the convergence funding for Scottish farmers, Stephen Young, Head of Policy at Scottish Land & Estates said:
“The Prime Minister needs to see through his promise and ensure Scottish farmers receive the £160 million they are owed. We welcome Mr Ewing’s commitment to ring fence the money for Scottish farming and agree that the Scottish rather than UK Government should decide how the money is allocated to support the entire industry. We are disappointed that we are still waiting for the Bew Review to be published.”