The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) says it has now informed all farmers unlikely to receive their Single Payment this month. Payments totally nearly £1.16 billion have been made to 85,060 farmers (80.6%) in England within the last few weeks, according to agency figures. However this leaves nearly 20,000 farmers still waiting to receive their money.
The RPA said it would continue to strive to meet its target to pay 85% of eligible claimants by the end of December. There were are variety a reasons why some farmers would receive payments earlier than others, said an agency spokeswoman. Some cases were more complicated and took longer to process than others which were more straightforward.