Defra’s Whole Farm Approach (WFA) portal will move today to Business Link. Users of the WFA portal will be redirected to Business Link where they can log in with their existing access codes.
Farmers and their agents can access ten transactions, which cover a range of farming-specific tools and services including RPA Online to manage Single Payment Scheme claims; CTS Online to make it easy to report cattle births, deaths and movements; and Entry Level Stewardship Scheme (ELS) Online to make ELS claims. Bringing them onto the Business Link website means that farmers can now find all the information they need to run their business from one online location.
The online transactions have been developed by the farming industry with Defra and its agencies. Using the online transactions should reduce the amount of time farmers need to spend completing regulatory paperwork.
Business Link’s dedicated farming section provides farmers with practical information and guidance to help them focus their planning, apply best practice and understand government requirements. Content is divided into sections including farm business planning, funding schemes and grants, protecting farm environments, livestock control and management, crop production and plant health, and organic farming.