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Digital Subscriptions > Argyllshire Advertiser > 27th May 2016 > Argyll farmers deserve better

Argyll farmers deserve better

Sir,

The Scottish Government is facing a fine of up to £125 million over the SNP’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments fiasco.

On top of that, Scottish taxpayers will also be footing the bill for the Scottish Government’s failed IT system which will cost £178 million.

To make matters even worse, despite spending a king’s ransom on this new IT system, around a quarter of farmers are still to receive any payment, despite the Scottish Government saying money would begin arriving in December last year.

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