The Scottish Government has published a timetable for when it intends to issue this year’s Common Agricultural Policy subsidy payments.
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The Scottish Government has launched a national loan scheme to administer farm subsidy support from early October.
Payments worth more than £300 million will start arriving in the bank accounts of farmers and crofters today.
Farmers and crofters enrolled in the Scottish Government's beef coupled support scheme will receive payments by the end of this month.
Scottish Government has been forced to launch another loan scheme for farm subsidy payments.
A year has passed since hundreds of farmers protested outside Holyrood over late subsidy payments.
Holyrood's public audit committee has called on Scottish Government to provide monthly updates on how it is progressing with farm subsidy payments.
Politicians from across the north and north-east yesterday called for action to prevent further problems with farm subsidy payments.
The deadline for paying the remainder of last year's Basic Payment Scheme monies has been extended by more than three months to October 15.
Scotland’s new Cabinet secretary for rural economy, Fergus Ewing, yesterday said he had been getting “in aboot it” in a bid to resolve problems with the government’s ailing farm payments IT system.
Government will prioritise getting the remainder of subsidy payments out to farmers and crofters before launching any investigation into why payments have been delayed.