TITLE

Adding insult to injury

AUTHOR(S)
Richardson, David
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;11/24/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 21, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on the administrative incompetence of the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The author pointed out how the Rural Payments Agency failed to accomplish claims submitted by some 116,000 English farmers for Single Farm Payments in 2005 while DEFRA employees reportedly received handsome bonuses for achieving their targets. This mismanagement caused many farmers to face ruin while others were forced to go out of business.
ACCESSION #
23685250

 

Related Articles

  • Growers worry as Rural Payments Agency suspends funds to producer organisations. Sixsmith, Rachel // Horticulture Week;11/20/2009, p27 

    The article reports on the issue concerning the impact of the suspension of the Rural Payment Agency's (RPA) payments to producers organizations (POs) on growers in Great Britain. It states that RPA has suspended payments to all POs in Great Britain while the Department for Environment, Food and...

  • Needed: Program to sort RPA shambles. Carr, Stephen // Crops;5/19/2007, p28 

    The article presents the author's views on the problems created by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) of the Great Britain Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). According to the author, the RPA will fail in another payment target with a possibility of more European Union (EU)...

  • CAP digital move will be smooth promises RPA. Case, Philip // Farmers Weekly;3/28/2014, Vol. 161 Issue 11, p62 

    This article reports on a new farm payments system to be implemented by the British Rural Payments Agency and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It mentions the problem with the old payment system for farmers that occurred in 2005, the cost of developing the online system...

  • DEFRA'S PRODUCER ORGANISATIONS POLICY REVIEW GROUP.  // Horticulture Week;12/3/2010, p25 

    The article reports on the policy review group established by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in Great Britain to search for ways in restoring faith in European Union's (EU) fruit and vegetables authorities. It mentions that the group is composed of growers and...

  • Plea for RPA leniency. Riley, Jonathan; Davies, Isabel // Farmers Weekly;12/10/2004, Vol. 141 Issue 24, p12 

    Reports that several farm organization leaders in Great Britain are requesting the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to be lenient when it comes to cross-compliance inspections in 2005. Background on the document, "Cross-Compliance Handbook for England" that will be released by the British Department...

  • Commons graziers make 'significant progress'.  // Farmers Weekly;7/20/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p12 

    The article reports on the efforts of the Federation of Cumbria Commoners in England to resolve the dispute over the rights of commons graziers and their qualification for single farm payment. Fiona Southern of the Cumbria federation says that there is a significant progress on the subject of...

  • N Ireland to get SFP cash in December. Davies, Isabel // Farmers Weekly;11/25/2005, Vol. 143 Issue 22, p6 

    The article reports that Northern Ireland producers are set to receive 75 percent of their single farm payments in December 2005. According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), farmers in England will be waiting until February 2006 for the subsidy. Jim Knight,...

  • Don't knock RPA when it is Defra to blame for the BPS shambles. Relf, Tim // Farmers Weekly;4/17/2015, Issue 999, p1 

    Two letters to the editor in response to article "Give Defra and the RPA a Break" by Ian Pigott published in the April 10 , 2015 issue and a letter related to Great British Beef Week to be held from April 23-May 2, 2015, are presented.

  • RPA LOSES YOUR DETAILS WHY WERE YOU KEPT IN THE DARK? Stocks, Caroline // Farmers Weekly;10/30/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 18, p6 

    The article focuses on the missing computer tapes with confidential information of over 100,000 farmers at the British Rural Payments Agency (RPA) in May 2009. The farmers were not informed of the breach. Information about the problem was leaked by civil servants working on the single payments...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics