‘Government aid will not cover losses.’
Sligo News File.
State aid will not cover losses incurred by beef farmers in the event of a no-deal Brexit and the imposition of tariffs on Irish beef imports to Britain.
That’s the view of a Leinster-based farm body who have indicated that the government will have to seek a substantial EU aid package.
The IFA is of a similar mindset stating that the State aid limit will be inadequate.
President of the association said that “in a ‘no deal’ Brexit, State Aid limited to €8,300 per year will not be enough given the losses that farmers have already encountered and
will be facing in such a scenario.
“Talking about solidarity between the EU-27 is fine but meaningless unless it is backed up by extra funds,” he added