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Rural Payments Agency

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 224781, tabled on 20 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of farm registrations have been made (a) online and (b) by telephone to date; and what the average cost has been of each such transaction.

Answered on

26 February 2015

As of 22 February there have been 47,234 customer or agent registrations on the Rural Payments Service, of which there have been (a) 1,802 online registrations (via Verify) and (b) 45,432 registrations by telephone (via the Rural Payments Identity Check). The average cost per registration has not been calculated.