The Rural Payments Agency has managed to meet the EU target of paying 96.14% of payments by 30 June.

 

Latest figures show that the agency has paid out a total of £1.465bn to a total of 106,032 customers.

 

This equates to 96.4% of the total fund.

 

The RPA is still waiting to hear what fines it will face for missing the deadline in 2006.

 

For more on single farm payments see the Single Payment Scheme special report.

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