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Rural Payments Agency looking for new people

Posted at June 3, 2014 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | 0 Comment

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is looking for new people to join the Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel.

Appeals panels meet to consider appeals from farmers and traders against decisions made by the RPA in administering the various schemes that it operates, and makes recommendations to the Farming Minister for his final decision.

RPA customer director, Justin Chamberlain, comments: “We have made significant improvements in the service we provide to customers in recent years and our complaints and appeals process has been overhauled, making it easier than ever before for farmers to raise concerns with us.

“We now resolve most issues quickly and very often at the point at which they are raised. However, it is important that there is a sufficient pool of people across England to act as panellists when customers do appeal against decisions the Agency has made.”

The Agency is looking for a pool of 30 panel members. Applications close on 16th June 2014.

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