27 February 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


19 February 2015
Supply Instructor - Land-based Engineering and Technology
A recognised qualification at level 3 (or equivalent) in agriculture (with some mechanisation content) or agricultural engine...

17 February 2015
Paid Internship as Technical Assistant near Manchester
9am -3pm Friday Essential Requirements fluent English and French – written & spoken studying an Agricultural Sciences deg...

26 February 2015
Labourers
Labourers / handymen needed to help do some work on a solar farm. Moving cables etc. Must have some wire cutters and pliers a...

17 February 2015
Rural Estates Manager
Rodbaston farm extends to 130ha and is home to a national award winning Hereford herd, a 200 ewe sheep flock and a 180/calf p...

24 February 2015
Kitchen Assistant
The Farm Kitchen - Lincolnshire’s largest. The Farm Kitchen provides over 100 schools in Lincolnshire with a freshly prepared...




Top stories you may have missed
2 February 2015 | Arable
Is EU membership damaging UK farming?

Is EU membership damaging UK farming?

Membership of the EU is damaging the British farming industry, according to...


29 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment
Drones 'rapidly changing' agriculture

Drones 'rapidly changing' agriculture

BASIS has launched an accreditation for pilots of Unmanned Aerial Systems (...


23 January 2015 | Arable
UK wheat yields have potential to double

UK wheat yields have potential to double

UK wheat yields have theoretical potential to more than double over the nex...


23 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment
Crowds flock to LAMMA 2015

Crowds flock to LAMMA 2015

Britain’s farmers flocked to Peterborough for the first day of LAMMA’15 to ...


22 January 2015 | Cattle
Don't blame supermarkets for milk crisis...

Don't blame supermarkets for milk crisis...

The crisis in the dairy industry is not the fault of supermarkets, accordin...


16 January 2015 | CLA
Families affected by HS2 face 'major wor...

Families affected by HS2 face 'major wor...

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer visited three rural businesses in Cheshi...


16 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment
John Deere unveil new 6R tractor range

John Deere unveil new 6R tractor range

Spearheading the John Deere range of mid-size tractors from Mannheim, the n...


14 January 2015 | Animal Health
Monthly TB checks more effective than ba...

Monthly TB checks more effective than ba...

Regular testing for bovine TB could significantly reduce the number of infe...


12 January 2015 | News
Government regulations hampering UK agri...

Government regulations hampering UK agri...

Single-issue policy-making threatens to hamper, not help, the progress of U...


8 January 2015 | Cattle
2015: The year ahead for the beef market

2015: The year ahead for the beef market

2014 has been a “rocky old year” for the beef industry but better prices ar...