Rural Payments Agency Risking Wrath of Farmers

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has managed to spark outrage with its latest gaffe. More than 600 letters have been sent out to farmers who they think were overpaid under the Basic Payment Scheme in 2015 or 2016. The fact that really grates is that some claimants have been waiting more than 18 months for … Continue reading Rural Payments Agency Risking Wrath of Farmers

Big UK interest in Dairy Aid scheme

The Rural Payments Agency has revealed that over 1,800 UK farmers have applied for the EU’s Dairy Aid Scheme. The voluntary scheme will pay producers the equivalent of 12.2p per litre to cut production over the next three months. The aim of the scheme is to reduce the milk supply across Europe and restore balance … Continue reading Big UK interest in Dairy Aid scheme

Dairy Farmers – DEFRA Appeal to HMRC for Tax

According to farming minister George Eustice DEFRA have requested that HMRC take a "sympathetic stance” with dairy farmers and consider the individual circumstances of each business in the wake of the dairy crisis. It has been requested that tax payments be deferred for the hardest hit or payment plans be considered so that liabilities can … Continue reading Dairy Farmers – DEFRA Appeal to HMRC for Tax