SAF Deadline Extended

The Scottish deadline for submitting Single Application Forms (SAF) for farm (and croft) funding has been extended by one month to June 15, 2016.

It comes after the European Commission granted Member States the discretion to extend the application window again this year, in recognition of the challenges implementing the new, more complex Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) being experienced by nations across the EU.

Given that the system is working well for the majority of farmers, RPID continues to encourage all those who can, to submit their SAFs as soon as possible, and not to delay just because of the extension·

The terms of the extension offered by the EU means that there is no separate penalty free period for amendments to add or increase a claim to a SAF. A SAF can be amended after June 15, 2016 by writing to the Scottish Government. SAFs amended, to add or increase a claim, between June 16 and July 11, 2016 will be subject to late penalties.

Please note that additional late submission penalties may be incurred for any supporting documents submitted after 15 June 2015.

Article by SCF

11 May 2016

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