NFU Scotland calls for loan scheme to guarantee LFASS payments

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Thursday 30 March 2017 11:00

Remote house next to loch, Maraig, Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland© Photofusion/REX/Shutterstock

NFU Scotland is calling on the Scottish government to deliver the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme 2016 (LFASS) through a loan scheme as the £180m IT system continues to falter. NFUS said the “stuttering delivery” of a further 10% of the outstanding basic support payments and greening element this week to the 11,000 eligible farmers, unannounced, is evidence of ongoing problems with the IT system. NFUS president Andrew McCornick said the system is “proving unfixable” despite the government’s promises, and the move […]

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