BPS claims on common land are unlikley to get paid till February 2016

Mark Grimshaw, CEO of the Rural Payments Agency announced at the NFU Council Meeting on 13th October  that common land BPS claimants are complex cases so unlikely to receive payments until February 2016 at the earliest.

The Foundation for Common Land has been lobbying to get further clarity. The RPA view common land BPS claimants as complex cases so they will be left to last. The RPA were asked if they could make payments on the non common land element of the claim and while the RPA is exploring this it is understood that partial payments may well not be authorised. Further details are expected in early November.

We share the Foundation's concern that  delay will impact on hill farmers' cash flow at a critical time of year when the majority of bills are incurred and could result in extra overdraft and interest charges. We will lobby with the Foundation for Common Land, NFU and others to get a fair deal for commoners.

You can read the Foundation for Common Land's press release here.

At the NFU Council Meeting on 13th October Mark Grimshaw, CEO of the Rural Payments Agency stated that common land BPS claimants are complex cases so unlikely to receive payments until February 2016 at the earliest. - See more at: http://www.foundationforcommonland.org.uk/news/484-rpa-says-claims-including-common-land-are-unlikely-be-paid-until-february-2016#sthash.EIgJn1yR.dpuf
At the NFU Council Meeting on 13th October Mark Grimshaw, CEO of the Rural Payments Agency stated that common land BPS claimants are complex cases so unlikely to receive payments until February 2016 at the earliest. - See more at: http://www.foundationforcommonland.org.uk/news/484-rpa-says-claims-including-common-land-are-unlikely-be-paid-until-february-2016#sthash.EIgJn1yR.dpuf