European School Milk Scheme
Defra shared with us copies of the new EU School Milk Scheme national strategy, as well as copies of new guidance and supporting forms. As Defra had previously informed us, there were few changes to the current programme.

The key points to note were that subsidy levels, the range of products that could be claimed for and the type of milk suppliers all remained constant. We asked SNMA members for feedback, and subsequently reported to Defra that we were broadly happy with the strategy. The new guidance did state that there would be some reductions in subsidy where milk claimed for was flavoured, but did not go into detail: we are currently seeking further information from Defra.

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