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RPA's April 2021 update is here

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Sheep grazing on a grassy hill in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales

The RPA update for April 2021 is here. We send out regular updates to customers with the latest information on our schemes.

A year on from the start of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, as many of our staff continue to work from home, we remain focused on delivering the best service we can for our customers. This includes providing you with the latest information about our schemes.

You can read useful information to help you apply for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), claim for Environmental Stewardship and apply and claim for Countryside Stewardship. You can also read about the new Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot taking place later in the year and how you can express interest in taking part.

Landscape of hills with mixed farming in Northumberland

Finally, in our previous update we included details about our schemes changing from this year. In this update, we have included a reminder about simplifications for Countryside Stewardship and the Basic Payment Scheme. We’ve also included our new approach to inspections for Countryside Stewardship, so you can read what the changes may mean for you and your business.

As always you can contact us if you need help or advice.


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