2 April 1999

OSRgrowers get payment after all

OILSEED rape growers who faced losing £1m of IACS payments after submitting late industrial oilseeds contracts will receive their cheques after all.

The threatened penalties followed confusion over new claim submission deadlines. If the contracts had been declared null and void, then the growers would not have met the IACS set-aside conditions."

But after intense NFU lobbying and the threat of a Judicial Review, the Treasury has now agreed to pay in full.