Basic Payment Scheme deadline looms
The application deadline for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2017 is midnight on 15 May 2018. Late applications will be accepted until 9 June but will incur a penalty.
This is the first year that hedges are shown in online digital maps. For those that want to use hedges as part of their application, it is important that they read RPA's guidance BPS 2018.
Where an RLE1 form is necessary as part of a BPS 2018 application, farmers should submit their main application first and on time (by 15 May 2018).