The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has joined forces with a number of other healthcare professionals to launch a petition on business rates relief.
Businesses in other sectors, such as retail and childcare, have been eligible for some form of business rates relief across the UK. This petition calls on the Government to allow veterinary practices to access the same financial support offered to other businesses during the pandemic.
The FUW previously wrote to Welsh Economy Minister, Ken Skates, to ensure that covid-19 did not lead to future reductions in veterinary capacity and to ensure that those roles which protect our status as producers of safe quality food are protected.
The petition can be found here. Template letters are also available on the BVA website for people to send to their local MPs or representatives.