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Confirm your business details in the Rural Payments service

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From July 2023, we will be asking businesses that have not confirmed or updated their business contact details in the Rural Payments service in the previous 365 days to confirm their business details before continuing to be able to use …

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.

Have you requested your Countryside Stewardship application pack yet?

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Request your application pack now and give yourself plenty of time to submit your application. Whether applying for a Higher Tier or Mid Tier agreement, make sure you request your application pack before the deadlines shown below. Dates for applications …

Rural Payments Agency emails have started to change

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Over the coming weeks and months, emails sent from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will come from an email address without the ‘gsi’. For example: will change to Where emails contain ‘bcms’, this is also being removed. For …

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

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You can track the progress of your 2018 BPS claim online by signing in to the Rural Payments service at 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, …