RPG in the News

RPG in the News

The Rural Policy Group exists to further the dialogue between policy influencers, academics and business to achieve better outcomes for the food and farming industry and all participants in the food system, including consumers and the environment. Part of this role is...
Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021

Welcome to Rural Policy Group’s Annual Report 2021. The Annual Report 2021, Fair & Sustainable Food Pricing and the Value of Rural was writen against the backdrop of Brexit, the covid pandemic, the devastating war in Ukraine and a wider international context...
Mark Lumsdon-Taylor speaks out on the New Plastic Packaging Tax

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor speaks out on the New Plastic Packaging Tax

This may not be be the best time to introduce a new tax on business, but amid soaring costs, a wobbly recovery from a global pandemic and adjusting to Brexit, that is exactly what is happening with the new Plastic Packaging Tax being introduced next month. However, it...
Are you ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax?

Are you ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax?

The Government has announced that in April 2022 it will introduce a Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) in an effort to provide a clear economic incentive for businesses to use recycled plastic in the manufacture of plastic packaging, which will create greater demand for this...