Agriculture: Single Payment Scheme
House of Lords
Lord Henley (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Conservative)
In my Statement of
The introduction of those measures, including making manually validated payments in some circumstances, ensured that the RPA exceeded its revised payment profile in April. Some claimants who the agency had estimated could be paid in that month were not, often because they were linked to others through a complex web of entitlements transfers. Apart from a few exceptional cases, the RPA has either telephoned or written to all those affected to explain the position and will look to prioritise its payments where possible over the coming month. The agency kept above profile overall by managing to resolve issues preventing payments on some claims that had been estimated to be paid in May or June.