All Glastir Entry and Advanced scheme members should have received a message through RPW on the 20th of January 2020 informing them of the Glastir support scheme.
The scheme, offered as a loan facility, will operate in the same way as the BPS Support Scheme and will assist those who don’t receive their Glastir payments early in the payment window.
It is an ‘opt-in’ scheme and the application form, which is available through RPW, will close on the 14th of February 2020. Those who don’t receive their Glastir payment early in the payment window should expect payments through the support scheme to be made during the week commencing 24 February.
The support scheme will pay a loan of 50% of an individual farm business’ anticipated Glastir Entry or Advanced 2019 claim value. This payment will then be deducted from the farm business’ full Glastir Entry or Advanced 2019 claim once it is processed.
A farm business may not be eligible for the support scheme payment if the business has an outstanding Grant of Probate or if penalties applied to the Glastir Entry or Advanced claim will not be covered by the Glastir Entry or Advanced balance payment.
The Farmers’ Union of Wales requested such a scheme more than 12 months ago and is therefore supportive of this loan facility. The FUW urges all members who are part of these Glastir schemes to register for this support scheme in the event of not receiving your payment early in the payment window.
For any help or questions, please contact your local County office or read the Glastir scheme booklet.