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Rural Payments Agency Launches a New Podcast

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The RPA Podcast

The Rural Payments Agency has launched its first ever podcast! We will be publishing a series of podcasts throughout 2022 to help farmers, landowners, and rural communities keep up-to-date with the latest news and announcements from RPA. The RPA Podcast …

Countryside Stewardship Scheme Now Open For Applications

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Countryside Stewardship applications will open on 8 February 2022. To make sure you have everything you need to make your application we have put together some useful information. You can read our Countryside Stewardship: How To Apply guide on GOV.UK …

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) supporting rural mental health

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We can all play a part in helping people whose mental health is at risk. The smallest act can go a long way. Here at the RPA we are taking this seriously and looking at what we can do to …

Key dates to look out for in 2022

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Key dates for 2022. An accessible HTML version is available at the GOV.UK link

Ahead of Countryside Stewardship 2022 applications opening next month, we’ve published the Key dates for 2022 document on GOV.UK. It shows you important dates in 2022 for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), Countryside Stewardship (CS) and Environmental Stewardship (ES), so you …

The Rural Payment Agency looks back on 2021

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While I’ve been working at the RPA for 10 years this month, I continue to be surprised and proud at the breadth of services we provide agricultural and rural communities. I think January is a really important time to reflect …

Start preparing for your Rural Payments applications and claims

Open laptop on a desk with the screen showing the 'Make or update a rural payments claim' page on GOV.UK

In February 2022 applications will open for new Countryside Stewardship agreements, and from March 2022 you will be able to apply for Basic Payment Scheme 2022 and to submit Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship revenue claims. To make sure that …

An update on payments for our land schemes

Limestone farming landscape near Littondale in the Yorkshire Dales

December is an important time of the year for farming communities and the Agency. We started to release payments on our land schemes (Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship) annual claims from 1 December. This represents the culmination …