RPA forms in a bin© Tim Scrivener
Mistakes to farm payments are more likely in the wake of Defra’s decision to revert to paper-based applications, the government’s financial watchdog has warned. Technical problems forced the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to suspend its online claims system earlier this year. But reverting to paper-based applications has increased the risk of mistakes as farmers’ details are transferred to computer, says the National Audit Office (NAO). See also: IT fiasco forces U-turn on farm payments “Compared to a fully implemented online […]
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