Richard WordsworthSenior Adviser (Support Schemes)
Richard has been with the organisation for more than 22 years. During that time Richard has been involved mainly with farm support schemes in England, such as the Single Payment Scheme and latterly the Basic Payment scheme and the now many aspects of the Government’s Agricultural Transition Plan.
Richard’s work falls into four key themes: 1) development of support scheme policy; 2) implementation of scheme policy; 3) assisting NFU members with scheme issues and; 4) educating and raising awareness of scheme issues with members.
Prior working for the NFU, Richard was a farm business consultant working with farmers in the eastern counties on a range of administration issues, such as applications for farm support, farm budgeting and contact management. Richard is from a farming family in the southern counties.