28 April 2015 | Online since 2003



30 April 2014|Finance,News

RPA warns on approaching 2014 SPS deadline


With just two weeks left of the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) 2014 application window, more than 8,000 farmers have applied for their 2014 SPS payment online for the first time.

Since the SPS 2014 application window opened on 20 February, a total of 45,000 applications have already been made online. Of those who have applied, 8,100 are trying the increasingly popular SPS Online service for the first time.

Rural Payments Agency (RPA) Customer Director Justin Chamberlain said: “This is fantastic news and shows just how many of our farmers, land managers and agents see the business benefits of going online.

“That nearly a fifth of those who have already applied for their payments are new to the system proves that more and more people are realising now is the time to make the shift and get ready for a new age in EU payments ahead of CAP Reform implementation.

““The RPA is one of the leading agencies in delivering online facilities, and has embraced the Government’s Digital by Default agenda with a number of schemes.

“These include the highly praised Cattle Tracing System (CTS) Online; popular import recording and checking system PEACH; and SPS Online - now used by the majority of farmers, landowners and agents for SPS applications.

“We are committed to achieving improved value for money and working at maximum efficiency and effectiveness. There will be no let-up in the drive to safeguard customer service and performance while delivering the third year of our Five Year Plan.”

All SPS applications, whether online or on paper, must reach the RPA by midnight on 15 May to avoid late application penalties. Once the application has been sent, certain changes can be made by writing to or emailing the Agency. These must be received by midnight on 2 June to avoid penalties.

Applications and changes can be made until midnight on 9 June, however penalties will be applied. Applications received after 9 June will not be accepted.

Download




Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


24 April 2015
RENEWABLES - Project Design Engineer
Key Words -Construction - Traffic - Sales - Business Development - Manager - Management - Senior - Account Manager - Product ...

8 April 2015
field engineer support
The role is office based for a water treatment company mainly dealing with live stock and agriculture industry....

15 April 2015
Financial Services Apprentice
Provide ongoing updates on administrative tasks • Prepare client reviews and valuations • Process investment transactions • A...

13 April 2015
Engineer Technician Experienced in Agricultural Machinery
They also offer on farm service and repairs across the region. Their dedicated team provide specialist support for all makes ...

23 April 2015
Production Operator
Although not essential, a HND or greater in a food or agriculture related course is desirable. Ready Egg Products is a compan...



Top stories you may have missed
10 April 2015 | Agri Safety

The permanent eradication of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea [BVD] in Scottish cattl...


10 April 2015 | Dairy

The abolition of milk quotas in Europe on 1st April has resulted in a numbe...


10 April 2015 | Cattle

The top 14 milk producing countries in Europe will increase their productio...


10 April 2015 | News

Matt Ware is the NFU's head of government and parliamentary affairs, based ...


10 April 2015 | Arable

There is a 'desperate need' to improve farmgate returns given low incomes a...


9 April 2015 | Arable

Rapid stem extension, after a slow start to spring, is likely to create spl...


9 April 2015 | Finance

The time has come for landlords to expect to see reductions in farm rents, ...


8 April 2015 | Cattle

Cogent’s reputation as a source of the highest calibre sires has been enhan...


8 April 2015 | Arable

The spread of exotic and aggressive strains of a plant fungus is presenting...


7 April 2015 | Animal Health

The FSA’s new Food Crime Unit wants the industry to share information, some...