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Three easy steps in 5 minutes – Catchment Sensitive Farming partnership support for your Countryside Stewardship application

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James Pick in an arable field on his farm

The Rural Payments Agency took on administration of Countryside Stewardship in October 2018 and we have continued to work closely with the Catchment Sensitive Farming partnership. In today's guest blog we hear from Jonathan Payne, Linda Bratley and James Pick. …

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

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 …

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 …

Notifying you about digital mapping updates

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Mapping image from Rural Payments service

We’ve been making updates to digital maps using the latest information available to us, including aerial photography and Ordnance Survey map updates. If your digital maps have been updated using this information – this does not include land changes that …