The person named submitted a Single Farm Payment/Disadvantaged Areas’ Scheme application on 10 May 2013. EU Regulations governing the administration of the schemes require that full and comprehensive administrative checks, including in some cases on farm inspections, be completed before any payments issue.
The application of the person named was selected for a ground eligibility inspection. This inspection identified discrepancies between the area declared and the area found, resulting in an over-declaration in area of between 3% and 20%. Based on the Terms and Conditions of the schemes, this results in the 2013 payments being based on the found area having being reduced by double the difference between the area found and the area claimed.
The person named was notified of this decision on 11 November 2013. The person named was also informed of the right to seek a review of this decision. In the event that the person named in dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, the decision can be appealed to the Independent Agriculture Appeals Office, within 3 months.
Processing of payments under the 2013 Single Payment Scheme and Disadvantaged Areas’ Scheme have recently been finalised and will shortly issue to the nominated bank account of person named.