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Thousands of farmers in England are still being plagued by problems concerning Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claims from previous years, according to the NFU. A survey of union members has found 14% still had outstanding issues with applications dating back to 2015 and 2016, with 43% of these affecting the 2017 application. A common complaint related to incorrect mapping, or land/entitlement changes leading to lower-than-expected payments being received, often caused by incorrect penalties imposed by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). […]
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