1999/2000 EU levy refund payment delay

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Payment of valid 1999/2000 EU levy refund claims continues to be delayed, as the EU Commission has challenged the interest rate Defra proposed to pay on claims.

It had been anticipated that growers would receive refunds by the end of October. Defra continues to explore ways of resolving this difference, but until the rate is agreed it is not possible to finalise grower refunds.

If you have registered a valid claim you will have received a confirmation letter, including details of any outstanding information British Sugar require to pay your claim if applicable. Once the process is complete, payment will be made via BACS into the account of which you provided details. If you need to update any of your details, please contact the British Sugar grower services desk as soon as possible on 0800 090 2376 to ensure payment is made correctly.

In the meantime please be assured that we are doing everything we can to bring this situation to a speedy conclusion. We are engaging with Defra in this process and are making a case for the higher rate of interest we consider appropriate. For any other questions, please contact the NFU Sugar helpline on 0370 066 1974.

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