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Shared Earth founder writes to MPs over post-Covid-19 priorities

Jeremy Piercy is the founder and managing director of Fair Trade and eco business Shared Earth. As the UK charts its course through the Covid-19 storm and out of the other side of the pandemic, Piercy, along with other members of the company, believe that the government must appropriately consider the future of small retailers and rebuild the economy with the climate crisis in mind. To this end, he has written to roughly 100 cross-party MPs to share his thoughts.

Government launches hardship fund to help dairy industry

The government has launched a hardship fund to help dairy farmers through the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling them to apply for £10,000 in cash payments.

Government weighs up support for dairy industry

The government is considering providing support to the dairy industry in the form of hardship payments to farmers, while the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [DEFRA] has already relaxed competition law to help the sector.

Speciality Breads reports on soaring popularity of home baking during Covid-19 lockdown

Margate based bread producer Speciality Breads has reported that home baking has become a popular pastime during the UK Covid-19 lockdown, with some bread recipes going viral online along with an increase in related internet searches.

"Charities must be able to survive": Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary owner discusses the impact of Covid-19 lockdown

In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, Geoffrey Grewcock, owner and founder of Nuneaton & Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, discusses how the Covid-19 outbreak has affected the day-to-day running and potentially the very future of animal sanctuaries across the UK and further afield.

Government’s new plan for agriculture food for thought for firms like Environmental Crop Management

The new UK plan for future greener farming announced by newly appointed environment secretary George Eustice will make sector operators sit up and take note, after underlining how DEFRA plans to address some of the omissions in the landmark Environment Bill.

Over one per cent of infrastructure funding to be spent on flood defences

Over one per cent of governmental infrastructure funding in England will go towards flood defences.

Ban on petrol and diesel cars could start in 2032

Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, has announced that the UK’s ban on the sales of new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars could begin by 2032.

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