Cost to farmers of poor record keeping

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Farmers in England are missing out on millions of pounds in EU payments because they are not keeping adequate records.

Figures released by the Rural Payments Agency show that poor record keeping continues to be the major factor in cross compliance breaches, estimated to cost farmers £2.33million in reductions to Single Payment Scheme payments last year.

Rural Payments Agency director Paul Caldwell said: “RPA is currently working very hard to prepare for the new CAP but we are also committed to delivering our usual high quality routine services.

“Release of these figures is just one of the ways that we help farmers and the agricultural industry as part of our ongoing commitment to support rural economies.”