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Agriculture: Subsidies

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 49907, tabled on 24 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to improve the level of information provided to farmers on how claim payments under the Basic Payment Scheme are broken down.

Answered on

27 October 2016

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has provided detailed guidance on how BPS 2015 payments are calculated and this is published on the GOV.UK website.

For BPS 2016, the RPA will provide updated guidance on GOV.UK which will explain how payments are calculated including BPS entitlement values and payment rates, reductions and penalties and the Financial discipline mechanism.

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