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Hundreds of millions of pounds has been set aside by Defra to pay fines levied by the EU Commission for mismanagement of subsidy payments. The department has estimated in its annual report that a bill for the sum of £230m is likely to be levied against the UK in what are officially known as Common Agricultural Policy disallowances. Defra estimates that it will have to pay £198m for failures relating to the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in 2015 and 2016, £21m […]
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