The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has this week opened its application window for 2018 with the usual 15th May deadline for submission. Due to the RPA undertaking a number of “proactive land changes” in 2017 (see our website article 20th January 2018) a number of incorrect 2017 payments and potential errors with 2018 applications have been spotted with the 2018 claimants we have reviewed to date. We urge claimants to take time to carefully review their 2018 application and seek further expert advice if necessary. Lister Haigh are also continuing to deal with a number of outstanding 2015 and 2016 payment and entitlement errors following the glut of mapping changes in 2015.
If you require advice and assistance with your 2018 application do not hesitate to contact our Agricultural team on 01423 860322.