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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 …

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, …

Basic Payment Scheme handbook published

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The Basic Payment Scheme handbook was published yesterday (Tuesday 24 February) and provides farmers with the information they need to make their claim. The handbook, which can be found on GOV.UK, draws together and updates the information previously released in …

George Eustice visits Rural Payments support centre to help farmers register

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George Eustice at Exeter support centre

Farming Minister George Eustice visited the RPA’s support centre in Exeter on Tuesday, one of 50 support centres set up across the country to help farmers register online for the new Rural Payments service. The Rural Payments service is the …