The Agriculture Appeals Office operates independently of my Department. I have been advised that the records of the Agriculture Appeals Office indicate that an appeal was received from the person named in May 2018 in respect of the Basic Payment Scheme and was assigned to an Appeals Officer. An oral hearing of the appeal was held on 24 October 2018.
When all of the facts of the case have been fully assessed, including any legal aspects, a comprehensive decision letter will be issued by the Appeals Officer.
I am advised that every effort is being made to finalise the decision as quickly as possible.