SLE welcomes convergence funding announcement

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Following on from today’s announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, that the UK Government intends to provide an extra £160 million for Scottish farmers, Stephen Young, Head of Policy at Scottish Land & Estates said:

“The commitment from the Chancellor to address past discrepancies in the allocation of convergence funding is extremely welcome news for rural Scotland. We have been calling for this money to be returned to Scotland for too long now, and we are delighted to see this injustice has been rectified. Now it is vital that we start the discussion on how we can best invest in and reward land management throughout Scotland.”