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Audit report slams CAP delivery

THE PROGRAMME set up to deliver CAP support to the agricultural industry is continuing to fail Scotland’s farmers and crofters, at a growing cost to taxpayers.

That is the view of NFU Scotland, which cites Audit Scotland’s latest review of the CAP Futures programme which states it continues to have serious cost and operational issues, and is unlikely to ever deliver value for money.

A spokesperson for the NFU said: ‘The IT system’s inability to process and deliver applications for support in 2015 blew a £400 million hole in Scotland’s rural economy, and led to the Scottish Government putting national funding schemes in place to bridge the funding gap.

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