Subsidies

Northern Ireland’s farmers will get post-Brexit subsidies – Gove

Defra secretary Michael Gove has sought to reassure farmers in Northern Ireland about the level of subsidies they will receive after Brexit.

Michael Gove was visiting the Antrim Show alongside DUP MPs Paul Girvan and Ian Paisley.

On Friday he said that subsidies after Brexit will have to be earned rather than just handed out.

Northern Ireland, with 3% of the population, currently receives almost 10% of the UK’s EU farm subsidies.

Mr Gove said: “There will always be some areas of UK where more is spent on agriculture.”

(Source: BBC News)

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