Didn't DEFRA say agents wouldn't be needed for SFI as it would be simple?We are a pilot (piloting standards that you have now scrapped, but that's by the by).
We are being bombarded by ELMS emails. And I do mean bombarded. My inbox is full of them, largely unread. Latest is a compulsory survey, which we are told will take 1 to 2 hours to complete. The email does helpfully say that you can pass it on to your agent to complete.
I recently asked you to study this document, to help you understand the composition of England's farms, you said that you would do so. If you have then you will understand just how many folks are farming single-handed or maybe with part time help from a spouse.
The idea that this whole thing isn't biased against the smaller business would be laughable if it wasn't so serious. This whole thing is out of control. You have created a monster.