DEFRA announces outstanding agri-environment payments to be made in July
DEFRA has announced today that Environmental Stewardship (ES) and Countryside Stewardship (CS) agreement holders who have not as yet received a full payment for 2015-2018 annual revenue claims should receive a Treasury-funded payment in July whilst the RPA continues to process these annual revenue claims.
This payment should be for 100% of the estimated claim value held on the RPA's IT system at the point in time the payment is made. Emails and letters from the RPA should start going out this morning to affected agreement holders to inform them of this announcement. Further information is available on GOV.UK.
An interview with the RPA's CEO, Paul Caldwell, about these payments was aired on this morning's edition of BBC Radio 4's Farming Today.