Red meat levy redistribution 2021

The redistribution of red meat levies is to take account of cross-border livestock movements between England, Wales and Scotland.

The Red Meat Levy Redistribution Scheme 2021 has been agreed by all three nations and comes into effect on 1 April 2021.

It addresses the imbalance in the current system where levy is collected in the country of slaughter without taking into account the country where the animal spent a significant part of its life. It only applies to the proportion of levy collected from farmers.

This follows the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Meat Promotion Wales/Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), working together to develop individual calculations for the cross-border movement to slaughter cattle, sheep and pigs.

Download the full Red Meat Levy Redistribution Scheme 2021 document