Farmers in England are reminded that they have just one day left to submit their SP5 application to avoid any penalties.

Valid 2006 Single Payment Scheme application forms received by the Rural Payments Agency by midnight on 31 May will avoid late claim penalties.

The penalties after that date are 1% per working day. Any applications received after 9 June 2006 will be rejected completely.

Farmers who want to drop their applications in to one of the RPA centres can go to one of the following:

Newcastle & Northallerton RPA centres and Bristol, Worcester, Newmarket sites are open 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Sunday, including Bank Holiday

Reading 9.00 am -5.00pm, Monday – Sunday, including Bank Holiday

Carlisle 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday & 8.30am – 4.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday

Workington 7-00am – 8.00pm Monday – Friday & 8.00am – 8.00pm Saturday, Sunday and bank Holiday

Exeter 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday & 8.00am-5.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday