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Mark Carlisle

Government under pressure to provide bridging finance for BPS payments

Posted by Mark Carlisle on November 19th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Government under pressure to provide bridging finance for BPS payments

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) hs confirmed it remains fully focused on processing Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 payments promptly from the start of the payment window (1 December 2018). However the UK government is coming under pressure from the farming industry to make bridging payments to farmers who are not scheduled to receive their 2018 BPS payments this year.

Defra says it is considering making BPS bridging payments to farmers in England who will not have received their farm support by the end of December 2018.

See: Farmers Weekly: Defra under pressure to pay BPS loans to ease cashflow crisis, 14 November 2018.