The Grain and Oilseed Sector represents the interests of members involved in the marketing of arable commodities.
It seeks to support members’ interests through providing a comprehensive lobbying and advice service, providing trade assurance, sharing technical information and raising industry issues with government. We identify, assess and communicate national and international issues that might impact on the competitiveness of the industry and which could affect the sustainability of UK crop production and its marketing opportunities.
The aim of the grain and oilseeds sector is to improve the competitive position of AIC member companies within the agri supply industry. This is achieved by the sector through following a number of objectives including :
Chaired by Caz Graham from BBC Farming Today, the agenda also boasts a collection of impressive speakers ranging from Defra’s Minister of State for Agriculture Victoria Prentis and Minette Batters, NFU President to Kate Hofman, Co-Founder of GrowUp Urban Farms and Fiona Smith, Law Professor at University of Leeds.
Covid-19 Announcement - Changes to the Job Support Scheme | Yesterday, the Chancellor announced changes to how the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme will work once it comes into efffect from 1st November and affects all UK employers who meet the eligibility criteria.
Please find attached information from Red Tractor regarding changes they are making to the Red Tractor Combinable Crops and Sugar Beet checker regarding members who have only temporary storage and therefore cannot sell assured grain from the 31 st October.
Following on from last week's Member Briefing (G20-135) on deliveries to and from Wales and Scotland from English Tier 2 and 3 regions, Wales have announced that they will be entering a 'firebreak' period from tomorrow.
Plastic Packaging Tax | Further to our briefing in April (G20-063), we are still awaiting HMRC’s publication of their response to the 2020 consultation on the Plastic Packaging Tax. This consultation focused primarily on the mechanics around the tax, however also included some revised thinking on matters that arose from the consultation that was undertaken in 2019, such as expanding the tax to include imported plastic packaging, whether that packaging is unfilled or filled.
To encourage the NEXT Generation of employees within our members companies to be fully aware of the major political, scientific and business issues that will impact of their business we have a number of complimentary tickets that can be allocated. To be eligible for this, the NEXT generation members should be recommended by someone in their company and be in the initial stages of their career.
AIC has taken a number of questions from members with businesses based in Tiers 2 and 3 in England, regarding whether or not they are able to make deliveries to locations in Scotland, Wales and areas of England in Tier 1.
The AIC Grain and Oilseed Sector consists of one committee. The committee has specific aims and objectives in line with the aims and objectives of the sector. The minutes of the committee are published on the website so members can be fully involved in all of the technical discussions.
Provides an assurance system for the trading of combinable crops for food, feed and biofuel use, the trading of compound feed and feed materials and the transport and storage of combinable crops and animal feeds to meet safety requirements defined by legislators and industry.