27 January 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


14 January 2015
Project Administrator
ACORN FARM POLICIES :. Updating signs, notices and boards around the farm site . Acorn Farm aims to provide high quality serv...

23 January 2015
Offshore Shift Manager - Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm, Nr Wells, Norfol
Job ID: 179883 Job Family: General Management Organisation: Power Generation Services Mode of Employment: Full time only Work...

12 January 2015
Supervisor/Duty Manager
FARM is looking for a experienced Duty Manager/Supervisor to manage their store and team of “Farmers”. FARM is fresh, excitin...

20 January 2015
Assistants Leaders of Science - Caludon Castle - OP/014/15
As a Multi-Academy Trust, we can also offer the opportunity to teach KS1 and KS2 science at Hill Farm Primary School, a large...

6 January 2015
Shift Engineering Technician (Electrical BIAS)
Dale Farm is a leading dairy company supplying a wide range of consumer and food ingredients products into the UK, Irish and ...




Top stories you may have missed
12 November 2014 | Arable
GM crops 'good for farmers and the envir...

GM crops 'good for farmers and the envir...

GM crops are good for the economy and can reduce the amount of pesticides u...


6 November 2014 | Cattle
Smaller European markets drive beef expo...

Smaller European markets drive beef expo...

Demand from smaller European markets has helped drive strong growth for UK ...


6 November 2014 | Agri Safety
Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' ...

Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' ...

A lack of engineers, not enough people promoting the land-based industries ...


4 November 2014 | Bees and Beekeeping
Bee action plan due: Last chance for bee...

Bee action plan due: Last chance for bee...

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss is launching the National Pollinator ...


4 November 2014 | Arable
Experts welcome financial boost for youn...

Experts welcome financial boost for youn...

Agricultural specialists have welcomed a potential financial boost for youn...


3 November 2014 | News
Supermarket competition on prices 'risks...

Supermarket competition on prices 'risks...

As retailers continue to participate in a highly competitive race to the bo...


31 October 2014 | Arable
New Defra farm figures 'underline volati...

New Defra farm figures 'underline volati...

New farm business income data from Defra, which focus on income from March ...


30 October 2014 | Agri Safety
Agriculture remains one of UK's most dan...

Agriculture remains one of UK's most dan...

Agriculture has remained one of the industries in which workers are most li...


29 October 2014 | Finance
UK farmland prices see 'substantial grow...

UK farmland prices see 'substantial grow...

Prime arable land in the UK has seen a substantial year-on-year growth in p...


27 October 2014 | Arable
Satellites to help farmers pinpoint dise...

Satellites to help farmers pinpoint dise...

A new mobile app for farmers able to pinpoint and identify disease, pests a...