Could be a bargaining chip? AHDB must see RT as a good thing though to be funding it?What do people want AHDB to do?
I suppose withholding the cash gives them sone bargaining power. So withhold the cash until RT/AIC fix the issue?
And what if RT/AIC won't budge?
The short answer is that of the 18 Directors of RT, just AHDB makes a financial contribution. This was also clear when Jim Mosely spoke at the 'consultation' event we attended when, in answer to a question on funding he said that 50% is from farmers, 45% is from royalties and 5% is from AHDB. For the record, AHDB's funding is £249,000.00 per annum at present. We understand that this is proportioned across the levy sectors and that Beef & Lamb's contribution is £60K. We are unnsure what Pig's contribution is.Am I right in thinking AHDB are partial owners of RT? Wonder if any of the other owners pay into the marketing budget.