To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from farmers required to submit single farm payment applications online on concerns related to poor broadband speeds and access in rural areas.
From Monday 23 March, farmers and their agents can use established forms and processes to complete their claims by the deadline. The RPA will input the data into the core system. All agents will soon have received maps of their clients’ land and those dealing with the most complex cases will be offered additional support. The RPA is also working to give them direct access to the system. If farmers or agents need help they should contact the Rural Payments Agency helpline on 0300 0200 301.