CLA seeks assurances for Norfolk farmers if RPA delays payments

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The CLA has written to the major banks and to HM Revenue and Customs seeking reassurances they will put plans in place to protect Norfolk farmers and landowners if payments from the Rural Payments Agency are delayed.

Henry Robinson, CLA president has asked for reassurances that they are planning for possible delays in payments – and offered CLA assistance with those plans. He said: “We remain focused on helping members to get their basic payment applications in on time. We are working closely with the Rural Payments Agency. Nonetheless, members in Norfolk and across the country are rightly concerned that the problems with the application process could translate into payment delays. We will continue to do what we can to make sure delays do not happen.”