Farming is an important element in the Argyll & Bute economy, and farmers must have the right to receive their Common Agricultural Policy payments on time. Alan Reid has backed calls for answers from SNP Ministers over delays to agricultural support payments. These payments should have been made last year, but most payments are late and some won’t be paid until April.
Alan Reid says, “The SNP had 18 months and spent £180 million on a computer to pay farmers before Christmas. They have failed. This comes on top of another embarrassing Scottish Government computer failure at NHS24.”