Archives for April 2016

Rural Payments Agency Hotline

The Rural Payments Agency is not the most popular body among many of my farmers. The systems it operates in order to assess and make Basic Farm Payments has been widely and rightly criticised - but has improved. However some complex problems remain and now the Secretary of State, Liz Truss has got …
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How bad is YOUR broadband?

The Office of Communications, watchdog for the industry, has come up with an internet tool to tell you. Naturally you will need access to the internet to use the tool, which might prove to be a severe problem in some parts of this constituency. And even if you are able to use it the best the tool …
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Failure to connect?

There is nothing wrong with the idea of "Connecting Devon and Somerset". Our rural communities desperately need decent broadband. But CDS has proved remarkably slow to deliver so far. In 2015 they ditched BT, saying the company's bid to wire up the area was uncompetitive. Very brave, you might …
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