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Calculate your progressive reductions 2021 to 2024 – new online calculator

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We’ve created an online calculator to help you see how progressive reductions could affect your Direct Payment in England, for scheme years 2021 to 2024. Defra and the RPA have produced a progressive reductions calculator that shows how your Direct …

How to update your details in the Rural Payments Service

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Change permissions on the Rural Payments service

It’s important to keep your contact details updated in the Rural Payments Service as we will use these to contact you about important issues. When you sign into the Rural Payments Service, go to ‘Your businesses’ and click ‘View and …

How to allow someone to act on your behalf in the Rural Payments Service

Change permissions on the Rural Payments service

Watch our short video that explains how to add people to your business and update their permissions level on the Rural Payment service.
https://youtu.be/lYr-OuK9WWQ

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2019 – open for applications

You can now apply for BPS 2019. If you applied online last year (2018), we’ll have sent you an email explaining that you can find everything you need to apply for 2019 on GOV.UK. If you used a paper form …

Why you should follow the Cross Compliance rules

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Read the results of Cross Compliance inspections

You can read the results from cross compliance inspections in 2017 on GOV.UK. They show the reasons why farmers failed to meet each Statutory Management Requirement (SMR) and Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAEC). We publish these results each year …

Track the progress of your Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 claim

Desktop machine showing you can track your BPS claim

You can track the progress of your 2018 BPS claim online by signing in to the Rural Payments service at www.gov.uk/rural-payments If you applied on paper, you can still use this service, if you have your log in details. If …

13 important reminders when making your BPS application

With 2 weeks left until the 15 May deadline for BPS 2018 applications, here are some important reminders to help you when you apply online or on paper. 1. Read the guidance: some rules and processes have changed for 2018, …