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PCS union reps in the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Group are currently gearing up for an industrial action ballot in the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), the civil service body that is responsible for making subsidy payments to farmers. The RPA is based at several large offices in Exeter, Reading, Northallerton, Newcastle, Workington and Carlisle. Members are angry that they are having a flawed reporting system imposed on them without agreement of their union.