UK Animal Health Budget to be Devolved

By Caroline Stocks, Farmers Weekly Interactive

From 1 April, England will have £105m to prevent and tackle disease and maintain animal welfare, while Scotland and Wales will be handed £21m.

The budgets have been shared based on historic spending and animal numbers.

Announcing the plans, farm minister Jim Paice said the devolved powers had already had policy responsibility for preventing and tackling diseases such as bovine TB for a long time.

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