BPS

Farmers in danger of being left ‘high and dry’ under post-Brexit payment rules

Farmers in danger of being left ‘high and dry’ under post-Brexit payment rules

Farmers need urgent clarity on how they can continue making a living under new payment rules that come into effect...

December 1, 2020

How will Direct Payments change under the ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’ document?

How will Direct Payments change under the ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’ document?

The UK government has published its landmark ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’ document today (November 30) as it prepares for life...

November 30, 2020

BPS scheme entitlement values and greening rates revealed

BPS scheme entitlement values and greening rates revealed

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has yesterday (Tuesday, November 3) published the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlement values and greening...

November 4, 2020

Phasing out of BPS into RDP is ‘a concern in itself’ – FUW

Phasing out of BPS into RDP is ‘a concern in itself’ – FUW

In responding to the Welsh government’s latest sustainable farming consultation, the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has supported a number...

October 27, 2020

2-month window to claim 2020 farm payments opens

2-month window to claim 2020 farm payments opens

The two-month application window for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) has opened today (March 12) for farmers to claim for...

March 12, 2020

Wales to continue Basic Payment Scheme in 2021

Wales to continue Basic Payment Scheme in 2021

Welsh Rural Affairs Minister, Lesley Griffiths has signalled her intention to continue the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) into 2021. However,...

November 25, 2019

2019 BPS entitlement rates announced

2019 BPS entitlement rates announced

The 2019 entitlement values and greening rates for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) have been set by the Rural Payments...

November 5, 2019

Exchange rate for 2019 BPS payments confirmed

Exchange rate for 2019 BPS payments confirmed

UK farmers can budget for 2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments to be worth about the same amount as last...

October 1, 2019

UK Government to increase farm budget to cover €60 million payout for Scottish farmers

UK Government to increase farm budget to cover €60 million payout for Scottish farmers

Scotland’s farmers should be allocated an extra €60 million over the next two years – a hike of 47% –...

September 6, 2019

Union raises concern over late mapping letters

Union raises concern over late mapping letters

NFU Scotland (NFUS) has raised its concerns with Scottish Government after it emerged that a significant number of businesses submitting...

May 11, 2019

93.4% of Basic Payment Scheme claims paid in December

93.4% of Basic Payment Scheme claims paid in December

Over £1.57 billion in Basic Payment Scheme money has been paid out so far to farmers in England, the Rural...

January 17, 2019

Calls for Treasury to make bridging payments a part of the BPS

Calls for Treasury to make bridging payments a part of the BPS

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has called on the Treasury to make annual January bridging payments for the...

November 17, 2018

97% of Advance Direct Payments completed in Northern Ireland

97% of Advance Direct Payments completed in Northern Ireland

Payments totalling £190 million have been made to almost 23,300 Northern Ireland farm businesses ahead of schedule. The figure confirmed by the...

November 15, 2018

BPS payments projected to be roughly similar to 2017

BPS payments projected to be roughly similar to 2017

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments from Brussels are set to remain approximately the same this year as in 2017, according...

September 26, 2018

Nearly half of farmers say they struggled applying for this year’s BPS

Nearly half of farmers say they struggled applying for this year’s BPS

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is urging the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to further simplify the BPS application process as...

July 4, 2018

Direct payments in the UK set to be maintained for ‘a number of years’

Direct payments in the UK set to be maintained for ‘a number of years’

This morning the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, gave assurances that Basic Payment...

January 4, 2018

New record for Northern Ireland CAP payments

New record for Northern Ireland CAP payments

A record 97% of farmers in Northern Ireland have received their full or balance CAP payments in time for Christmas....

December 19, 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