RPA

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

RPA issue £1.725 billion in payments to farmers

RPA issue £1.725 billion in payments to farmers

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has paid out £1.725 billion to farmers in the first few days of the payment window...

December 7, 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

98% of farmers eligible for BPS received payments in December

98% of farmers eligible for BPS received payments in December

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has stated that it has delivered its best ever December payment performance and paid just...

January 12, 2021

Farmers warned to be on the lookout for fraudsters

Farmers warned to be on the lookout for fraudsters

Farmers who receive subsidy payments have been reminded by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to be on the lookout for...

September 16, 2020

England’s dairy response fund set to open for applications

England’s dairy response fund set to open for applications

The new dairy response fund will open for applications on June 18, Farming Minister Victoria Prentis has confirmed. The new...

June 4, 2020

Record levels of English farm payments made by the end of December

Record levels of English farm payments made by the end of December

Record levels of farm payments have been made in England across the Basic Payment, Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship schemes....

January 23, 2020

£1.6bn delivered in the first 2 weeks of the BPS payment window

£1.6bn delivered in the first 2 weeks of the BPS payment window

More than 92% of farmers in England received their 2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) money in the first two weeks...

December 17, 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

£2 million Government flood fund opens for applications

£2 million Government flood fund opens for applications

Applications have opened for a £2 million Government fund to help northern farmers affected by summer flooding. In July, parts...

September 20, 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

TFA calls for ‘improved performance’ from RPA

TFA calls for ‘improved performance’ from RPA

The Tenant Farmers’ Association (TFA) has said that the performance of the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) “must improve”, and is...

April 1, 2019

Two-thirds of 2018 BPS payments made on the first day

Two-thirds of 2018 BPS payments made on the first day

More than 65% of farmers have received their 2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) money in the first day of the...

December 6, 2018