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FUW opts for 54 hectare top-up payment option

FUW opts for 54 hectare top-up payment option

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has backed the gradual introduction of ‘top-up’ payments on the first 54 hectares in its response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on Wales’ Basic Payment Scheme. The option, referred to in the EU regulations as ‘redistributive payments’, would mean moving from the current historically based model towards estimated payments of […]

Drop-in Centre opening hours extended ahead of BPS deadline

Almost 60,000 completed Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications have now been received by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) – but with one week remaining, farmers are urged to submit their BPS 2015 applications as soon as possible. Farmers who have not yet submitted their claim forms should take them to one of 50 drop-in centres […]

More than half of BPS 2015 claims submitted as deadline approaches

Over 50 percent (44,800) of completed Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications have now been received by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) – but with two weeks remaining farmers are urged to submit their BPS 2015 applications as soon as possible. Ahead of the 15 June deadline for BPS claims, farmers still have time to post […]

First 12,000 BPS applications received

First 12,000 BPS applications received

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has now received 12,900 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications. But with just over four weeks to go until the June 15 deadline, farmers who have not yet submitted their claim are being urged to do so as soon as possible. RPA has sent farmers, either by email or on paper, […]

Countdown to BPS 2015 deadline

There are seven weeks remaining for farmers to make their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS 2015) application. The vast majority of farmers should now have received their pre-populated BP5 claim forms. Anyone who has not received their form, either by email or post, by the end of April should contact the Rural Payments helpline on […]

It’s time to make your BPS 2015 application

Farmers are advised to start their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application as soon as they receive their pre-populated form. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) began sending the forms yesterday (12 April) and they will be sent initially to everyone who has registered on the Rural Payments system. The email will be sent from donotreply@ruralpayments.service.gov.uk. […]

RPA announces more detail on how to claim for BPS 2015

RPA announces more detail on how to claim for BPS 2015

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has today (8 April) issued more detail on next steps for farmers and landowners who wish to claim for Basic Payment Scheme 2015. The Agency says that pre-populated BP5 claim forms will start to be sent out next week by email to everyone who has registered on the Rural Payments […]

Farmers urged to register for BPS with just 100 days left

Farmers urged to register for BPS with just 100 days left

Although more than 22,500 farm business have registered, the NFU says it is vital that with only 100 days left that more people take time out to familiarise themselves with the new system, register and start the process of making their first BPS claim. Senior BPS adviser Richard Wordsworth said: “Working with the RPA, the […]

Thousands get ready to claim Basic Payment Scheme 2015

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is inviting thousands more farmers and landowners throughout England to take the first online step towards claiming this year’s new scheme payments. RPA CEO Mark Grimshaw, speaking at the NFU Council on Tuesday (20 January), announced a significant ramping up of the numbers invited to register on the new rural […]

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