The Integrated Administration and Control System: guidance

These notes tell you about the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) 2008.

7. Inspections and records


We must carry out on-farm inspections. If you are selected for inspection we will check to ensure you meet the rules of the scheme/schemes you are claiming under and are meeting the Cross Compliance conditions.

We are not required to provide advance notice of on-farm inspections. If you, or others acting on your behalf, prevent an inspection from being carried out, we will not pay you. More detailed information about inspections is available from our area offices.


You are required to keep all records relating to any scheme you have claimed under for 4 years from the end of the calendar year in which you made your claim. More detailed information about the records you need to keep is available from our area offices.

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