07 Feb 2024
by Ed Barker, Rose Riby, James McCulloch, Oli Hill

Ministers approve AHDB levy rate increases from April 2024

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Increases to the AHDB levy have been given the green light by Government ministers and will take effect from this April. 

It follows feedback from the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and its levy-paying Members during last year's consultation.

AIC - the agri-supply trade association representing businesses in the Grain & Oilseed and Animal Feed sectors - engaged in the AHDB's industry-wide consultation on raising fees.

The AHDB says increased levies will allow it to deliver more services, including marketing and exports for the livestock and dairy sectors and more independent research for cereals and oilseeds.

The Government also agreed that Nicholas Saphir will serve a further 12 months as Chair of the levy board, meaning he will remain in the role until 31 March 2025.

AHDB approved levy rate changes effective from April 2024

Cereals and Oilseeds
  • Cereal grower – 46p/tonne to 58p/t
  • Cereal processor (human/industrial) – 9.50p/t to 12p/t
  • Oilseeds – 75p/t to 94p/t
  • Cereal buyer – 3.80p/t to 4.80p/t 
  • Cereal processor (feed) – 4.60p/t to 5.80p/t

For further details on the levy rate increases for other sectors, visit the AHDB website.

Authors

Ed Barker

Ed Barker

Head of Policy & External Affairs, AIC

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385271

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Rose Riby

Rose Riby

Head of Arable Marketing and Seed, AIC

Rose Riby is Head of Arable Marketing and Seed. Having worked across these sectors for many years, she has a depth and breadth of experience in roles in grain trading, plant breeding and knowledge exchange at AHDB.

Holding a range of BASIS qualifications and coming from a farming background gives Rose a broad view of UK agriculture.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385279

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James McCulloch

James McCulloch

Head of Animal Feed, AIC

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385253

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Oli Hill

Oli Hill

Communications Manager, AIC

As Communications Manager, Oli creates and oversees the content published on AIC's website, emails, Member briefings, print publications, and social media.

A qualified multimedia journalist, he previously spent six years working at Farmers Weekly magazine as a Senior Reporter on the arable team, and latterly as Community Editor. More recently he was Communications Manager at Red Tractor.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385230
Twitter:
@oliverjhill_

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