DAIRY UK RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS ON REGULATION OF CONTRACTS

February 3, 2021

3rd February 2021 – Dairy UK Chief Executive welcomes Government response to consultation on the regulation of milk contracts.

Commenting on the Government’s publication today of its response to the consultation on regulation of contracts, Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK said:

“We welcome Defra and the Devolved Administrations response to the consultation on regulation of contracts. Dairy UK is supportive of the introduction of a mandatory Code of Conduct to ensure a level playing field on contracts, as we set out in our consultation response. We therefore welcome the commitment made today, particularly the need for flexibility and transparency within the supply chain.

“We look forward to seeing more detail on the Code and to working closely and constructively with Defra and the Devolved Administrations on how the Code will translate into contract working for the industry, and to play our part in helping to ensure its successful implementation into the market.”