Liz Truss vows to cut red tape for farmers so they can produce more affordable food for struggling families
- Liz Truss told BBC Radio Stoke farmers would get the government’s ‘full support’
- Earlier this week almost 5,000 farmers urged to reduce regulation in rural areas
- The move would help produce more affordable food amid cost of living crisis
- The PM said the energy package would reduce inflation – helping food prices
Liz Truss has pledged to slash red tape for farmers to help them deliver more affordable food for the public and ease the cost of living squeeze.
The Prime Minister, who has faced calls from thousands of farmers demanding an end to ‘mountains of regulations’ in the countryside, yesterday reiterated her plan to solve long-term supply issues and quell concerns over energy costs.
Defending her tax cuts from accusations that they favour the most well-off, the former environment secretary said her upcoming economic support package would help drive down food prices.
Miss Truss told BBC Radio Stoke: ‘Our energy package will help reduce overall inflation by up to 5 per cent – and that will help reduce food prices…
Liz Truss (pictured on September 23) has pledged to slash red tape for farmers to help them deliver more affordable food for the public and ease the cost of living squeeze
‘We will also soon be announcing a package to help food producers and farmers be able to deliver more for people.
‘It will reduce the red tape for farmers [and] make sure they’re getting the Government’s full support so they can produce more food at affordable prices.’
Earlier this week almost 5,000 farmers, including TV star Jeremy Clarkson, urged Miss Truss to reduce regulation in rural areas.
Earlier this week almost 5,000 farmers, including TV star Jeremy Clarkson (pictured), urged Miss Truss to reduce regulation in rural areas
In a letter they wrote: ‘For years the bureaucratic bulldozer has been trampling over the countryside, infuriating millions of us.
‘It has cost jobs and created misery.’
During the Tory leadership campaign Miss Truss promised to ‘remove onerous EU regulations and red tape’.