A Court of Justice of the European Union ruling has confirmed that sugar beet growers were historically overcharged by the EU Commission using a ‘flawed method’ for calculating the now discontinued levy.
Growers of sugar beet during 1999 and 2000 are entitled to a repayment of both the overpayment, and the interest accrued.
Growers will receive a form from British Sugar to compete to receive their repayment. Any grower who believes they are entitled to a refund and does not receive a letter is urged to contact the helpline British Sugar to apply for the repayment.
The refund, over £6 million in total, is split roughly equally between growers and British Sugar.