Deadline to accept Glastir contract extensions extended

The FUW recently raised concerns with Rural Payments Wales (RPW) and during a meeting with Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths regarding the timing of issuing Glastir extensions contracts just prior to the Christmas period.

Due to the timing of the Programme Monitoring Committee meeting, the three week period which would follow for Glastir contract holders to accept their extensions would have come to an end on 31st December - during a time when RPW and Welsh Government offices operate at a reduced capacity meaning those wishing to query contracts may be unable to do so before the deadline.

It has since been announced that the deadline to accept contract extensions has been extended until the 31st January 2022.

Whilst existing contracts expire on 31st December 2021 and contract holders will have until 31st January 2022 to accept their new contract, it is important to note that contract holders will need to continue to abide by all the conditions of their current contract from 1 January 2022 if they intend to accept the contract extension.