Adding insult to injury

Richardson, David
November 2006
Farmers Weekly;11/24/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 21, p37
Trade Publication
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.


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