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CAAV News - 2012

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Euro exchange rate set for 2012 SPS payments

28 September 2012

The RPA has confirmed that the Euro exchange rate to be used for the calculation of 2012 SPS payments will be €1 = £0.79805 (SPS 2011 saw €1 = £0.86665). The rate is the last one set by the European Central Bank in September. Further information is available on the RPA website.

Wales appoints Chief Executive for new natural resources body

08 October 2012

Dr Emyr Roberts has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Welsh Government's new natural resources body. His appointment takes effect from 1st November 2012. Further information is available on the Welsh Government website.

New GOV.UK website replaces Directgov and Business Link from 17th October

16 October 2012

From 17th October, a new Government website GOV.UK will replace the Directgov and Business Link websites. This should not affect the use of services such as SPS Online or CTS Online which can be accessed via either the new GOV.UK website or the former Business Link webpage addresses. Further information is available on the RPA website.

Badger cull postponed

23 October 2012

DEFRA has confirmed that the proposed badger culls in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset are to be postponed until summer 2013. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.

2012 CAAV Fees Survey - Final Reminder!

01 November 2012

If you have not yet completed the 2012 CAAV Fees Survey, please send your responses in now! We will accept responses until Friday 9th November.

TFA Cymru launched

19 November 2012

The TFA has launched a dedicated service for tenant farmers in Wales. TFA Cymru will focus on representation and policy work in Wales. A TFA Cymru Recommended Professionals panel has also been established. Further information is available on the TFA website.

Government agreement on energy policy

23 November 2012

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that the Government has reached a Coalition Agreement which will see the introduction of the Energy Bill next week. Further information is available on the DECC website.

£120 million of new funding for flood defences

30 November 2012

HM Treasury has announced that £120 million of new funding will be available to speed up the delivery of 50 planned flood defence schemes and to deliver new flood defences in areas where that will assist economic growth. More detail is available on the HM Treasury website.

2012 SPS Entitlements Statements available to view on SPS Online

04 December 2012

The RPA has made 2012 SPS Entitlements Statements available via SPS Online. They may be viewed even if the 2012 SPS claim was submitted on a paper SP5 form, although there are a "small number of cases" where the Entitlements Statements may not as yet be available due to ongoing work. Further information is available on the RPA website.

Fraudsters targeting SPS 2012 payment recipients

17 December 2012

The RPA and the Welsh Government have issued warnings of fraudsters targeting recipients of SPS 2012 payments. It seems that telephone calls are being made by people claiming to be the farmer's bank, asking for banking details. Please see the RPA website for further information.

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