Federation response to Defra EU review of LFAs

The Federation has sent its response to the Defra consultation on EU review of Less Favoured Areas.

We’ve asked our members to look at the new maps and see if it will affect them and it doesn’t as all the common land remains within the new classification called Areas if Natural Constraint.

It seems this stage is a technical mapping exercise - we do not know what the implications of being in the new ANC area are. It would be useful to have some guidance on how this might affect SPS payments. We do favour a more even distribution of money between the levels of SPS payment.We are also asking for a robust appeals procedure, so that farmers can appeal if the new boundaries are in their view 'flawed.   

To see our resonse clicke here: