Direct Payments

Direct Payments to be issued twice yearly going forward

Direct Payments to be issued twice yearly going forward

Direct Payments in England will be paid in two instalments each year for the remainder of the agricultural transition period,...

May 6, 2022

Over £301 million in NI Direct Payments to issue on day one

Over £301 million in NI Direct Payments to issue on day one

A total of £301,755,000 in Direct Payments will issue to Northern Ireland farmers on the first day of payments for...

October 15, 2021

AHDB secures £3.9 million of funding to future proof farm businesses

AHDB secures £3.9 million of funding to future proof farm businesses

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has secured £3.9 million of funding to help thousands of farmers and growers...

July 15, 2021

Government launches consultation on exit payments to farmers

Government launches consultation on exit payments to farmers

The government has published a consultation on changes to the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) to support farmers through the agricultural...

May 19, 2021

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

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

English farmers’ BPS payments to reduce by between 5% and 25% in 2021

English farmers’ BPS payments to reduce by between 5% and 25% in 2021

English farmers are set to see their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments cut by between 5% and 25% as of...

February 26, 2020

NI agriculture minister confirms £293 million in direct payments

NI agriculture minister confirms £293 million in direct payments

Northern Ireland’s new agriculture minister Edwin Poots has confirmed that farmers there will share £293 million in direct payments for...

February 4, 2020

Direct payments and Young Farmers’ Payment exchange rate confirmed

Direct payments and Young Farmers’ Payment exchange rate confirmed

The exchange rate to be used to calculate 2018 direct payments and the Young Farmers’ Payment was announced by the...

September 28, 2018

BPS payment exchange rate set for 2018

BPS payment exchange rate set for 2018

The euro exchange rate for calculating Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 payments has been set, the Department for Environment, Food...

September 28, 2018

EU proposals to help farmers include 70% advance on direct payments

EU proposals to help farmers include 70% advance on direct payments

The measures announced by the European Commission to help farmers include the facility for Member States to advance up to...

September 7, 2015