Whilst ADAS staff are working from home or being the only person in an office we continue to work with our clients to help them achieve the requirements of firstly getting their BPS claims submitted online. We have been calling clients to go through the fields and record the information with regards to cropping either by telephone calls to landlines or mobiles, or conferences using Microsoft teams so we can share the same screen when discussing various field parcels.
Secondly, we are working remotely to help clients keep all the appropriate Cross Compliance records, though there are some rules we cannot prevent a client from being in breach of, if they cultivate, spray or fertilise too close to hedges and ditches, as we are not on-site when all the work is being done.
The ADAS team are working hard to make sure our clients get what they need whilst we are not able to visit them. In this National Crisis new ways of working have been found to achieve what is needed.
Don’t forget the BPS deadline for submission without penalty remain the 15th May 2020. If you want to discuss your claim, please contact Stephen Watson on +44 (0)7831 145167.