Highland cow grazing in a field© FLPA/Roger Tidman/REX/Shutterstock
The Scottish government has initiated support payments to 4,400 farmers from the £200m emergency funding pot announced last month following long delays in processing Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claims. According to latest figures, by 13 April 12,402 (68%) of farmers had been paid through the normal computer system which draws down money from EU coffers. However, by 18 April the government had lined up another 4,492 nationally funded BPS payments which are expected to arrive in farmers’ bank accounts next […]
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