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Agriculture: Subsidies

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Labour, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of inaccurate Common Agricultural Policy payments.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The RPA introduced new features to enable farmers and agents to apply for 2016 BPS online, as well as view their land and transfer land and entitlements to others. With over 80% of claims received online, this means the number of cases requiring manual data-entry this year was significantly reduced.

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