The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has today (Tuesday, September 20) published the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlement rates for 2022.

For 2022, BPS payment rates for England are set in Sterling. 

The rates are the same as last year (2021) and are the rates that were used to calculate this year’s BPS advances issued earlier on.

Entitlement rates:

Those not in a severely disadvantaged area (SDA) will receive £233.30; those in a SDA (category SDA-Other) will receive £231.60; and those in moorland SDA will receive £64.

2022 BPS

From this year, BPS payments are going to be made in two instalments each year for the remainder of the agricultural Brexit transition period to help farmers with their cashflow.

Around 50% of the overall payment amounting to over £679 million was issued in the summer, with the remaining balance expected to land in farmers’ bank accounts from December.