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2022 Basic Payment Scheme opens for applications

2022 Basic Payment Scheme opens for applications

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has today (Tuesday, March 15) opened the application window for the 2022 Basic Payment Scheme...

March 15, 2022

NI BPS Entitlement Registers available to view

NI BPS Entitlement Registers available to view

The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Entitlement Registers for 2022 are now available to view, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has confirmed....

February 3, 2022

Make surplus BPS cash work harder for you – Oxbury

Make surplus BPS cash work harder for you – Oxbury

Farmers receiving their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments could make their money work harder with the help of a new...

December 30, 2021

NFU Cymru welcomes news of £238m in BPS payments

NFU Cymru welcomes news of £238m in BPS payments

NFU Cymru has warmly welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Rural Affairs that BPS (Basic Payment Scheme) payments to...

December 23, 2021

2021 Basic Payment Scheme rates confirmed by RPA

2021 Basic Payment Scheme rates confirmed by RPA

The Rural Payments Agency has confirmed the 2021 rates for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) which sees rates increase by...

October 28, 2021

48% of farmers see the removal of BPS payments as having the biggest impact on-farm

48% of farmers see the removal of BPS payments as having the biggest impact on-farm

Recent research has found that 48% of farmers believe the removal of BPS payments by 2028 will have the biggest...

October 5, 2021

NFU Cymru welcomes intentions to continue with BPS until 2023

NFU Cymru welcomes intentions to continue with BPS until 2023

NFU Cymru has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, of her intention to continue with...

September 21, 2021

Farmers face ‘once-in-a-generation’ decisions to prepare for life after BPS

Farmers face ‘once-in-a-generation’ decisions to prepare for life after BPS

Arable farmers are looking at “once-in-a-generation” decisions about the future direction of their businesses as they prepare for life without...

June 29, 2021

RPA set to make changes to BPS operation in the New Forest

RPA set to make changes to BPS operation in the New Forest

The results of the public consultation on the operation of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) on the New Forest common...

April 19, 2021

Rural Payments Agency opens window for farm payments for 2021

Rural Payments Agency opens window for farm payments for 2021

The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application window has opened today (Thursday, March 18) for farmers to claim for their 2021...

March 18, 2021

Tenant farmers show strong interest in BPS Lump Sum exit scheme

Tenant farmers show strong interest in BPS Lump Sum exit scheme

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has published the findings of its survey of tenant farmer views on the Department for...

February 9, 2021

BPS payment levels to remain the same for Welsh farmers in 2021

BPS payment levels to remain the same for Welsh farmers in 2021

NFU Cymru has warmly welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, that BPS...

December 23, 2020

2021 will bring ‘big decisions’ for farm tenants – TFA

2021 will bring ‘big decisions’ for farm tenants – TFA

The Tenant Farmers Association’s (TFA’s) national chairman, Mark Coulman, has said that 2021 will be a year for big decisions...

December 18, 2020

NFU Cymru welcomes 95% payment of BPS to Welsh farmers in its first week

NFU Cymru welcomes 95% payment of BPS to Welsh farmers in its first week

NFU Cymru has welcomed the news that over 94.6% of Welsh farm businesses will have received either their full Basic...

December 10, 2020

Prompt BPS payments is ‘positive news for farmers’ – NFU

Prompt BPS payments is ‘positive news for farmers’ – NFU

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) vice president Tom Bradshaw has responded to the update from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) on...

December 4, 2020

BPS is ‘crucial’ to Welsh farmers – NFU Cymru

BPS is ‘crucial’ to Welsh farmers – NFU Cymru

NFU Cymru has emphasised that the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is “crucial” to Welsh farming businesses and has urged the...

December 3, 2020

£1.6 billion in BPS payments made to farmers on the first day of the payment window

£1.6 billion in BPS payments made to farmers on the first day of the payment window

More than 95% of farmers received their 2020 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) money in the first day of the payment...

December 2, 2020

Consultation into Basic Payment Scheme allocations in the New Forest launched

Consultation into Basic Payment Scheme allocations in the New Forest launched

The Rural Payments Agency has launched a consultation on the operation of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) on the New...

December 2, 2020