Rural Payments

DEFRA extend BPS payments to 15th June. Farmers and land managers now have until 15 June to apply for BPS payments and to claim funding for their environmental and woodland work under other schemes Click here.

What you need to know about BPS in 2020, click here.

The Basic Payment Scheme is a safety net for farmers as a supplement to their main farm business income, more information on how to apply for it and what it involves can be accessed here.

  • Claiming BPS 2020 and greening payments in extreme weather, click here.


  • Funding for farmers, woodland owners, foresters and land managers to make environmental improvements – Countryside stewardship
  • Responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices – Environmental stewardship

Make or update a rural payments claim, click here.

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