22 February 2007 - Ref 11/07
Notes to Editors
As advised by Secretary of State David Miliband in his written statement today, RPA has made 43,270 partial payments to customers, with a value of £633.28 million.
Including both full and partial payments, RPA has now made payments to 83,967 claimants. This is 77% of the estimated total eligible claimant population of 109,000. The value of SPS 2006 payments made totals £919.13 million, 59% of the estimated total fund of £1.54 billion.
RPA will now resume full payments and begin top-up payments where a partial payment has been made.
Click here to see the full text of the Secretary of State’s written statement.
1. RPA is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It is the single paying agency responsible for CAP schemes in England and is responsible for administering the Single Payment Scheme (SPS). Other key services include carrying out rural inspections and livestock tracing.
2. At this stage, the estimated total eligible SPS claimant population is 109,000 customers with an estimated total fund of £1.54 billion. These figures will be refined as further claims are processed.
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