Some crofters have been “confused and concerned” by a Scottish Government letter regarding payments to be made under the government’s interim Less Favoured Areas Supports Scheme (LFASS).

The interim scheme is intended to pay out an estimate of crofters’ and farmers’ entitlements to LFASS and has been brought in due to the financial hardship being caused by the failure of the government’s new IT system for agricultural payments.

Scottish Crofting Federation vice-chair Russell Smith said, “The interim payment of LFASS is most welcome given the inordinate delay to the Basic Payment, but the tone of the government’s letter to crofters is confusing and unintentionally alarming.”

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Article by SCF

17 March 2016

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