TITLE

DEFRA 'speaks with forked tongue' on prompt payments

AUTHOR(S)
Davies, Isabel
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;10/24/2008, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the British Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is being pressed to get single farm payments out much more quickly in 2008 than in previous years. DEFRA secretary Hilary Benn told retailers in October they should pay food producers more promptly to enable them so survive the recession. The government has also pledged that it will pay its own bills owing to small businesses within 10 days to help ease their cashflow problems.
ACCESSION #
35431148

 

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