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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: mailbox@rpa.gsi.gov.uk will change to mailbox@rpa.gov.uk. Where emails contain ‘bcms’, this is also being removed. For …

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

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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, …

Notifying you about digital mapping updates

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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 …