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Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship revenue claims are open for 2024

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You can now submit your 2024 revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship (CS) or Environmental Stewardship (ES).

You have until 11.59pm on Wednesday 15 May 2024 to submit your claim without reduction.

Countryside Stewardship

Last year we simplified the process for submitting your CS revenue claim online and once again this year you will be able to use this streamlined process.

Before you submit your CS claim, please make sure you have updated your land use codes by signing into the Rural Payments service. If you are unable to access the Rural Payments service, email us at

If you’re a CS agreement holder who submits an annual revenue claim, an annual declaration will be available to you in the Rural Payments service. As long as there is no change to your claim from last year, you will be able to generate and submit an automated revenue claim for this year with a single click and without needing to complete each section of the claim form.

Watch: How to submit a revenue claim using the Rural Payments portal

If there are any changes to your claim from last year or your agreement includes rotational options, you will need to tell us.

Environmental Stewardship

If you are an ES agreement holder, you will receive your claim form by either email or post. You need to complete it and return it to us to submit your claim.

Reductions applied to late claims

The deadline for submitting your 2024 CS or ES claim without reduction is 11.59pm on Wednesday 15 May.

If you miss this deadline, you still have until 11.59pm on Wednesday 2 September 2024 to submit a claim, but a reduction will be applied to the value of your claim – the later you submit it, the greater the reduction.

The reductions will be applied in the following way:

Date we receive your claim Reduction applied to claim value
On or before 15 May no reduction – full value paid
Between 16 and 31 May 5% reduction
Between 1 June and 1 July 10% reduction
Between 2 July and 2 September 25% reduction
After 2 September or not received at all 100% reduction – no claim paid

Read our guidance on GOV.UK for more information on how to make a Countryside Stewardship or Environmental Stewardship revenue claim.

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  1. Comment by Tom Mills posted on

    Have you made any progress with making quarterly payment for CS schemes? The one off lump sum payment causes major cash flow problems for many small businesses, surely quarterly payments should have been sorted years ago?

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      Comment by RPA Editor posted on

      Hi, thank you for your question. Quarterly payments won't be introduced for CS agreements in 2024. However, we keep our payments under review using customer feedback and progress in delivery so we may look to change the frequency in the future.