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HTA Member Briefing on Plant Protection Products Registration

A member briefing on the requirement for businesses or operators to register before 22 June 2022 if they use or sell Plant Protection Products

Border Controls Update

The deadline for conducting physical import checks on goods at the border would be postponed, along with a suspension for all other new requirements that were planned to be brought in on that date (e.g., Safety & Security declarations for hauliers, phytosanitary certificates for food etc).

Updated Member Briefing on Plastic Packaging Tax

The Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) is a tax applied to plastic packaging that contains less than 30% recycled content. The tax is levied at businesses who import or manufacturer plastic packaging.

HTA Response to Climate Change Agreements Consultation

HTA's response to a consultation from BEIS on proposal for a future Climate Change Agreement scheme.

Peat letter template to MPs

HTA members are encouraged to contact their local MP ahead of the Peat Consultation Deadline (18th March), ensuring our industry is heard and understood on this issue by politicians is vital. Below is a suggested letter template for you use which highlights the wider industry arguments the HTA are making. Please feel free to personalise this form of words to highlight what your business does, your impact on the local community, your experiences with peat and how this impacts you. Text highlighted in yellow needs your input before sending.

International Trade Select Committee inquiry into Trade and the Environment

What opportunities are there for the Government to innovate to create more opportunities for “green” goods and services to export, to decarbonise and green supply chains? 

Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Northern Ireland - consultation response

The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published a Consultation on the Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Northern Ireland emerging from the already published Future Agricultural Policy Framework Portfolio. The Framework charts the way forward for a future agricultural policy which better meets Northern Ireland’s needs and we look forward to hearing your views on the range of associated policy proposals that are being developed to achieve its four key outcomes of increased productivity, environmental sustainability, improved resilience and an effective functioning supply chain.

Peat consultation briefing

Briefing on the Defra consultation ‘Ending the retail sale of peat in horticulture in England and Wales’

HTA Response to the GB Biosecurity Strategy 2022 Consultation

November 2021 - HTA responded to Defra's GB Biosecurity Strategy 2022 Consultation.

Submission to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s call for evidence on labour shortages in the food and farming sector - October 2021

Submission to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s call for evidence on labour shortages in the food and farming sector - October 2021

Calorie Labelling Regulation 2022

Calorie Labelling Regulation 2022

HTA response to DAERA Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040 consultation - September 2021

HTA response to DAERA Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040 consultation - September 2021