Agriculture Bill: consultation analysis

An independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on proposals for a new Agriculture Bill, “Delivering our Vision for Scottish Agriculture. Proposals for a new Agriculture Bill”, which was open from 29 August until 5 December 2022.

Impact on those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage

The main areas identified in relation to socioeconomic disadvantage were:

  • Impacts of potential increased costs for food resulting from proposals for those struggling with cost of living.
  • Impact on farmers who are struggling of potential additional costs associated with proposals in this consultation.
  • Certain low-paid workers may benefit from the proposals set out in this consultation document.
  • More analysis of these impacts is needed.



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