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Basic Payment Scheme

The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is the largest of the European Union’s rural grants and payments to assist the farming industry.  Completing your BPS claim accurately is key to maximising your farm’s income and ensuring you receive what you are entitled to.

If you are applying for and claiming BPS you must farm at least five hectares of agricultural land, have five entitlements, and you must follow the cross compliance rules.  If you are under the age of 40 you might even be able to get extra money.  You can apply once a year in May and payments begin in December.

You can now apply for the BPS online, using the Rural Payments service.  If you haven’t registered yet, contact us for more information.

Here at David Allen we can support you in all key aspects of the BPS scheme to ensure you make the most of your returns.  Our services include:

  • online completion and submission of forms
  • rural land register updates
  • liaison with Rural Payments Agency in resolving problems and appeals
  • entitlement trading and transfers
  • cross compliance matters

Contact us for more information about your rural payment options.