Welsh single farm payment
Payments continue to trickle out, slowly, in England and Wales but uncertainty remains for many and, in England in particular, farmers are demanding more transparency from Defra and its agencies over timings.
From a hugely successful performance in Northern Ireland to Scotland’s disastrous efforts, with England and Wales somewhere in between, we look at progress so far, or lack of it, in delivering BPS payments across the UK.
Thousands of farmers across the UK continue to suffer frustrating and, in some cases, crippling, waits for their new Basic Payments as administrations to struggle with the new scheme.
It also revealed the assessment about these payments was made back in August.
The agency has written to about 15,000 farmers who are not expected to be paid by the end of January.
It has revealed, in response to a Freedom of Information request, nearly 8,927 farmers have been placed in the late payment tranche due to inspections, along with 4,722 commons farmers, 379 cross-border claims and 342 with ’multiple issues’.