Ceased dataset: Animal Movement Licensing System (AMLS)

Department: Collected by local authorities, reported to DEFRA

Date ceased: Ceased in 2010-15 (source).

Official reason given: "LAs will no longer have to input EU-required sheep/goat/deer movement information into AMLS from 1 April 2014 (500,000-600,000 movements annually) because this will in future be undertaken by Defra-funded commercial contractors. The estimated cost of the data inputting service carried out by LAs is in the region of £2m pa. The RSG has already been reduced to reflect this saving." (source).

URL of example collection: Not known

Impact of cancellation (actions or decisions that are now hard or impossible to carry out a result of the cancellation): Not known

Do you know any more about why this dataset was discontinued, or its impact? Email anna@anna.ps