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First £1 million paid to help recovery of flood-hit farmers in UK

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Staff Writer | September 7, 2016
UK floods farmers
Britain   The RPA received over 1100 applications

Over £1 million has been paid out by the government to more than 180 flood-hit farmers to help their business recovery after last winter’s storms.

In total more than £9 million will be allocated to over 1000 farmers across Northern England as part of the Farming Recovery Fund set up by the government.

The fund formed part of the response to the unprecedented flooding seen across the region last December in the wake of Storms Desmond and Eva.

All farmers who applied to the Farming Recovery Fund have been notified of the outcome of their application. Claims for completed repair work must be submitted to the RPA by 31 December 2016.

Any farmer who is unable to meet the December deadline due to exceptional circumstances should contact the Rural Services Helpline.

Grants of up to £20,000 were available to farmers in Cumbria, Lancashire and Northumberland, Yorkshire, County Durham and Greater Manchester. In total, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) received over 1100 applications by the close of the application window on 15 April 2016.

Farmers who have completed their repairs need to fill in the Farming Recovery Fund claim form, with the required evidence and submit to the RPA.


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