SFP overpayments to farmers will be recovered 'sensitively'

November 2007
Farmers Weekly;11/2/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 18, p56
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The article reports on a warning issued by the British Rural Payments Agency (RPA) that farmers whose Single Farm Payment (SFP) was more than it should have been will be asked to repay the money within weeks. According to an agency spokeswoman, European Commission regulations required that overpayments of public funds of over £70 must be reclaimed. It notes that each farm would be dealt with on a sympathetic case-by-case basis to find the most applicable repayment alternative.


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