Basic Payment Scheme

Two-thirds of NI farmers yet to submit Single Application

Two-thirds of NI farmers yet to submit Single Application

Two-thirds of Northern Ireland farmers had yet to submit their Single Application Forms for the Basic Payment Scheme, just a...

April 26, 2021

Changes to NI’s Basic Payments to be implemented for 2021 scheme year

Changes to NI’s Basic Payments to be implemented for 2021 scheme year

Changes to Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements will come into force from the 2021 scheme year, Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister...

February 1, 2021

Single Application: Thousands still outstanding with less than 2 weeks to go

Single Application: Thousands still outstanding with less than 2 weeks to go

It’s crunch time for tens of thousands of farmers across the UK yet to submit their Single Application for this...

May 2, 2019

CLA: ‘We should be wary of normalising bridging payments’

CLA: ‘We should be wary of normalising bridging payments’

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) as welcomed the announcement that the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will begin making...

April 8, 2019

Tenant Farmers Association to back delinked payments

Tenant Farmers Association to back delinked payments

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has spoken out in favour of plans to allow the delinking and consolidation of Basic Payments...

November 20, 2018

Northern Ireland gets European approval to increase advance payments

Northern Ireland gets European approval to increase advance payments

The decision to increase Northern Ireland’s rate of advance payments for 2018 from 50% to 70% of claim value has...

October 5, 2018

London remains committed to fundamentally changing farm support in the UK

London remains committed to fundamentally changing farm support in the UK

By all accounts, the UK government remains on track to fundamentally change the nature of the support made available to...

July 22, 2018

Half of NI Single Application forms still outstanding

Half of NI Single Application forms still outstanding

Less than two weeks until the deadline, almost half of Northern Ireland’s Single Application forms are yet to be received....

May 3, 2018

Single Application: 3 weeks to go and two-thirds still haven’t applied

Single Application: 3 weeks to go and two-thirds still haven’t applied

Farmers have been urged not to leave their Single Application until the last minute, as just three weeks before the...

April 24, 2018

DAERA backs calls for 3-crop rule derogation

DAERA backs calls for 3-crop rule derogation

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has added its backing to calls for an exemption to...

April 17, 2018

3-crop rule could tighten barley seed supplies

3-crop rule could tighten barley seed supplies

Arable farmers in Northern Ireland say they are running out of options to allow them to comply with the ‘three-crop...

April 10, 2018

2018 Single Application process opens: What you need to know

2018 Single Application process opens: What you need to know

The online Single Application service has opened for 2018, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced....

March 1, 2018

‘Force Majeure’ excuse to be discussed at Sperrins landslide meeting

‘Force Majeure’ excuse to be discussed at Sperrins landslide meeting

A meeting for Sperrins farmers affected by landslides during the August floods will discuss the possibility of using the ‘Force...

February 15, 2018

Final £85 million of CAP payments to arrive in time for Christmas

Final £85 million of CAP payments to arrive in time for Christmas

Christmas has come early for farmers in Northern Ireland, as balance and full CAP payments will begin issuing in December....

November 29, 2017

Almost 90% of BPS stage two reviews are still ongoing

Almost 90% of BPS stage two reviews are still ongoing

Almost 90% of the North’s stage two Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) reviews are still ongoing, shocking figures have revealed. The findings,...

November 2, 2017

Advance CAP payments to NI farmers increased to 70%

Advance CAP payments to NI farmers increased to 70%

The rate of advance Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments to Northern Irish farmers has been increased to 70% of the...

October 5, 2017

Exchange rate boost to add £13 million to North’s farm subsidies

Exchange rate boost to add £13 million to North’s farm subsidies

Northern Irish farmers will be better off this year, as exchange rate fluctuations add around 5% to the value of...

October 2, 2017

Northern Ireland banks to Brexit-proof new farm loans

Northern Ireland banks to Brexit-proof new farm loans

Farmers in Northern Ireland seeking to increase their borrowings in the run-up to Brexit may find themselves undergoing a new...

June 10, 2017