9J. Power to provide for lump sum payments in lieu of relevant payments

9J.     Power to provide for lump sum payments in lieu of relevant payments

The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with the payment of lump sums to eligible persons1. For this purpose an eligible person is a person who:

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    (1)     applies for payment of a lump sum under the regulations2;

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    (2)     is entitled to a relevant payment3 in respect of a year other than the last year of the agricultural transition period for England4 (whether or not an application for that payment has been