Late TB tests reduce your Basic Payment Scheme and any area based Rural Development Scheme payments.
Penalties apply to all late tests notified by a test notification letter from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). They apply whenever a test is 1 or more days overdue and increase as the test becomes more overdue.
To avoid a penalty farmers must ensure all eligible animals are injected and read (TT2 date) before the last date of the testing window. For example, if the test must be completed before 6 April then the latest the test can be read is 5 April.
Book your tests as early as possible within the testing window. This reduces the risk of penalties by giving you more time to allow for any unexpected delays.