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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tenant farmers in England are awaiting their (1) Environmental Stewardship (ES) payments, (2) Countryside Stewardship (CS) payments, for 2018; and whether all ES and CS payments for 2017 have been made. more like this
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Baroness Byford remove filter
star this property uin HL16082 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency has paid all CS 2017 eligible claims bar those held for legal reasons such as probate. On CS 2018, 95% of eligible claimants received an advance payment by early April; 30% of eligible claims have received their final payment and we expect to pay 95% of eligible claims by August 2019.</p><p> </p><p>On ES, around 92% of 2017 eligible claims have now received a payment and we are on track to complete 95% by the end of July 2019. Just over 52% of 2018 eligible claimants have received their advance payment and just under 21% have received their final payment.</p><p> </p><p>Regrettably, we cannot confirm how many of these are tenant farmers as we do not record the agreement holders’ occupant status.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:34:39.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:34:39.253Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 14 March (HL14136 and HL14137), what is the number of individual farmers who are awaiting (1) Countryside, (2) Entry Level, and (3) Higher Level, stewardship payments from (a) 2016, (b) 2017, and (c) 2018. more like this
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star this property uin HL14695 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>A farm business may hold more than one agreement and make multiple claims. As of 17 March 2019:</p><p>1) All eligible Countryside Stewardship 2016 and 2017 claims have received a payment apart from exceptional cases such as those that cannot be paid for legal reasons such as probate.</p><p>There are just over 6,100 2018 claims still due an advance payment. Any claim that has not been paid a 2018 advance payment by the end of March will be issued a bridging payment in early April.</p><p>RPA are on track to complete 95% of 2018 final payments on claims by the end of July.</p><p>2) The information held on Environmental Stewardship claims does not currently separate between Entry and Higher Level agreements.</p><p>All eligible 2016 claims have received a system advance and/or final, or a bridging payment. All eligible 2017 claims received an advance or bridging payment.</p><p>RPA is on track to complete 95% of 2017 final payments by end of July. There are just over 9,500 2018 claims due their advance payment.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T10:48:42.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T10:48:42.84Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-12more like thismore than 2018-03-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in respect of the five per cent of farmers and landowners who are still awaiting their payments for 2017 under the Basic Payments Scheme, how many own farm land of (1) under 250 acres, (2) 250 to 500 acres, (3) 500 to 1000 acres, and (4) over 1000 acres. more like this
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star this property uin HL6226 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency received over 86,000 applications for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2017. The window for making payments runs from December to June each scheme year. As of 13 March 2018, there were 3,678 claims still being processed for payment, as shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Number of 2017 BPS claims awaiting payment</p></td><td><p>Eligible acreage claimed*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1,955</p></td><td><p>Under 250 acres</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>632</p></td><td><p>250 to 500 acres</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>523</p></td><td><p>500 to 1,000 acres</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>568</p></td><td><p>Over 1,000 acres</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>For those who remain unpaid at the end of March, bridging payments for 75% of the calculated value will be made to support farmers until their claim is processed for payment.</p><p> </p><p>*Ownership of land is not a requirement for claiming under the BPS. Land farmed under a tenancy, lease or shared basis can be included in a claim. The figures given are based on size of claim, which may include land not owned by the claimant.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T11:26:25.393Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T11:26:25.393Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many farmers are still awaiting grants or payments under the Basic Payment Scheme; and of those, how many are farmers or landowners holding land of (1) less than 250, (2) 250–750, and (3) more than 750, acres. more like this
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star this property uin HL3020 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>As at 9 November, in addition to claims which the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) cannot pay due to legal reasons such as probate, there are 5 BPS claims to complete for England. This figure is an increase of 3 compared to the number previously reported as the agency completes routine final checks on nil value claims. The Agency continues to review new queries.</p><p> </p><p>4 claimants have declared less than 250 acres, 1 declared between 250 and 750 acres and 0 declared more than 750 acres.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T15:37:10.567Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T15:37:10.567Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many farmers were not in receipt of the Basic Payment Scheme payments by the end of January 2016; and whether any of those payments are expected to be paid to those living in areas affected by flooding in 2016. more like this
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Baroness Byford remove filter
star this property uin HL6034 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency started making Basic Payment Scheme payments to farmers from December 2015. At the end of January 2016 we had paid 66,800 some £1 billion, leaving just under 20,300 not paid. We had paid 600 farmers affected by the floods by the end of January and are prioritising the remainder for payment as promptly as possible.</p><p>Farmers affected by flooding from Storm Desmond and Eva can apply for up to £20,000 grant funding from the Farming Recovery Fund (until 1 April) to help restore damaged agricultural land. Farmers wanting to apply for the grant can find the application form and guidance on GOV.UK or call the Rural Services Helpline on 03000 200 301.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-02-23T16:49:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-23T16:49:48.36Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the earliest date on which farmers in England will be able to submit their applications for the basic payment scheme for 2015. more like this
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star this property uin HL4908 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>For 2015 there will not be an application window in the traditional sense. Customers will start to build their Basic Payment Scheme application from the moment they register on the Rural Payment Service. As of 22 February, 49,642 businesses have registered.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since January, customers have been able to register, check and confirm personal, business and land details, and give permission for others to act on their behalf. Customers also update and amend their land information such as adding features and land cover. Customers will be able to confirm entitlements and eligibility from March 2015, and can complete and submit their claims from April until 15 May 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T16:29:09.05Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T16:29:09.05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy information technology system, farmers who are prevented from completing their applications for payments by 15 May will be subject to penalties for late submission. more like this
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star this property uin HL4909 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
star this property answer text <p>Under article 13 of EU regulation 809/2014, Member States must require claims to be made by no later than 15 May, and this is the deadline adopted in the UK. Late claims submitted within the next 25 days are subject to a penalty of 1% of the claim for each working day’s delay. Claims already submitted by 15 May can be adjusted after that in some circumstances. We expect that the Rural Payments system, and our provision of support to those who may face any difficulty in applying online, will ensure that all farmers have every opportunity to claim their direct payments by 15 May. There are <em>force majeure</em> provisions for those that fail to submit on time which can apply in limited circumstances.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State is also seeking to make such penalties more proportionate in future.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-24T12:58:06.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-24T12:58:06.547Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether farmers require a credit reference to apply for Common Agricultural Policy grants; and if so, what legislation applies and which organisation or body produces the reference. more like this
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star this property uin HL4703 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-16more like thismore than 2015-02-16
star this property answer text <p>Farmers do not need to have a credit reference to apply for Common Agricultural Policy grants.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the registration process on the new Rural Payment Service customers will need to complete a verification process to confirm their identity. This is to prevent any fraudulent activity. Although personal verification is a mandatory requirement for registration on the Rural Payment Service, a customer can choose whether they do this via the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) helpline or through GOV.UK VERIFY depending on their circumstances.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Customers can choose either to call the RPA helpline (on 0300 0200 301) and answer a series of security questions relating to previous claims, or use the new online GOV.UK VERIFY service, which will eventually replace Government Gateway. Customers can select a certified verification company from a list on GOV.UK VERIFY; there are currently two certified companies on the service, Experian and Digi-identity, and more companies will become available in the future. Both Experian and Digi-identity use an individual’s credit history to confirm their identity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-16T16:53:16.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-16T16:53:16.057Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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