19 May 1995

Most IACS forms in

MOST farmers in England have sent their IACS forms to MAFF by the May 15 deadline.

By Monday MAFF received about 78,000, of the 80,000 plus forms sent out. Farmers can make late applications but penalties will apply. For every working days delay farmers will lose 1% of their claim. No payment will be made on forms received from June 6.

In Scotland more than 99% of the countrys 24,000 farmers and crofters returned their IACs forms on time. But half were received in the last three days before the deadline. In Wales 21,000 were sent out and 19,300 received. &#42