March 4, 2020

Agricultural support underway

More than 17,400 active farmers and crofters have now received their individual allocation of convergence funding.

These initial convergence payments are the first tranche of a £160 million package the UK Government has agreed to pay to rectify a ‘historic wrong’ relating to EU Common Agricultural Policy funding that it failed to pass on to Scotland between 2014-18.  Further payment will be made in the coming weeks to ensure every eligible farmer and crofter, including new claimants in 2019 receive a payment by the end of March.

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