The Basic Payment Scheme – what happens next?

BPS LeafletThe Rural Payments Agency has received 88,000 applications for the new Basic Payment Scheme and has been busy checking and processing them ready for payments to start.

The Agency will be contacting applicants during this month to confirm whether their application has been successful and payments will begin on 1st December. They are aiming to have the majority of payments made by 31st December and all successful applicants will receive a remittance advice detailing the amount paid.  Some payments may not arrive until January.

Following the remittance advice, the Agency will send out a Claim Statement showing how they’ve worked out the payment and any reductions or penalties that have been applied.

The RPA has published a leaflet detailing the timelines together with some important and useful reminders for all applicants – click here to download the leaflet.

Please contact our Rural Team in Shipston if you have any queries, tel:  01608 661666.