The Federation along with NFU and CLA have sent a joint letter to Mark Grimshaw, CEO RPA asking for answers to a number of issues about payment of BPS 2015 and inviting him to come to meet with representatives of the farming community in Cumbria to discuss the current situation regarding non-payment of BPS on common land.
We have heard from the RPA that not many commoners have contacted them about mistakes in their 2015 payments. If you suspect that your payment is incorrect then you must let RPA know as soon as possible.
We are hearing concerns from you about BPS 2015 payments. There are still a few commoners who haven't received a penny. While many of you will have received some or all of your payment, most farmers are not clear how the payment is made up, and whether it is accurate.
We know there is substantial variation amongst fell farms in terms of their commercial performance, most fell farmers farming common land could not survive in their present form as a commercial business without public payments.