The farm assurance scheme for pig and poultry producers who are regulated under the Environmental Permitting Regulations will save around £850 of Environment Agency charges per farm.
The Pig and Poultry Assurance Scheme is a voluntary scheme for permitted pig and poultry farms that the Environment Agency have assessed as low risk. It aims to:
• provide the Environment Agency (EA) with reliable farm data without having to collect it;
• allow environment officers (EOs) to focus their attention on higher risk operations;
• strengthen EA compliance with the Regulators Compliance Code;
• meet ministerial requirements and Better Regulation aims.