17 November 1995

No penalty for late payment

PENALTIES will not apply to growers who cannot submit declaration forms for non-food crops grown on set-aside land by Nov 15, MAFF has announced.

But payments may be made later than Dec 31 for IACS 9 forms submitted after the Nov 15 deadline, officials warn.

Claims must normally be paid by Dec 31 to avoid financial penalties. But the European Commission has agreed to MAFF requests to allow payments to be made up to Mar 31 without financial penalty. &#42