Public sector watchdog, the
National Audit Office, has accused
the government of costing UK farmers £22.5m due to mistakes made with its
agricultural payments system.
In its report on the Rural Payments
Agency, the NAO found the costs were made in additional interest and
arrangement fees on loans.
In addition the NAO found a catalogue of management errors, which meant
thousands of farmers were left waiting for payments.
A spokesperson for the Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the department was fully aware of
the problems and is committed to resolving them, the BBC reported
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