Published on 05-11-10
The European Commission is today asking the UK Government to repay €3.779m (approximately £3.3m) of European agricultural money due to late payments and overshooting the financial ceilings for 2009. This is part of a clawback from 19 EU countries of € 578.5 million of EU farm money unduly spent. This money returns to the EU budget because of non-compliance with EU rules or inadequate control procedures on agricultural expenditure. Member States are responsible for paying out and checking expenditure under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and the Commission is required to ensure that Member States have made correct use of the funds.
Details on amounts recovered from all countries can be found here.