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UK: NFU wants new competition law for farmers

 |  October 1, 2019

The NFU has called for a review of competition law to ensure farmers receive a fair price for the food they produce.

Minette Batters, the union’s president, said the UK’s groceries market was in a ‘globally unique mess’ because supermarkets had continually slashed prices on food staples such as milk.

She pointed out other countries had taken a much stronger stance on fair pricing, citing the example of Holland, where retailers are banned from offering ‘buy one get one free’ deals.

“Government has to get involved in all of this,” she told an NFU event at Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week.

“This is big picture, really tough politics, because competition law, the competition framework, and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are coming from the lens of the consumer.

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