The Government has just announced the launch of the new Identity Assurance Scheme, which replaces the former Government Gateway security scheme for online applications and secure data exchange. All farmers wishing to access the CAP Information Service will first need to register. The website is www.GOV.UK/Verify and further information is available on the GOV.UK Blog post CAP Reform.
Sheldon Bosley are reminding all their agricultural clients to register now rather than wait until 2015. New Agent authorisation will be required in each case too.