BPS 2020

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Farming | Comments Off on BPS 2020

Basic Payment Scheme 2020

The 2020 BPS scheme opens for online applications on 12th March with a claim deadline of 15th May.  The scheme is primarily online and paper forms will only be sent on request.

DEFRA have confirmed that the current system will remain in place for this year with payment cuts from 2021. Thereafter payments will continue to fall, on a trajectory still to be agreed, to zero in 2028.  The overall budget has been guaranteed for the duration of this Parliament. A new environment scheme, ELMS, as well as productivity initiatives, will be phased in with the large scale roll out of ELMS unlikely before 2024.  Delinking of future BPS payments is expected, based on a reference year that is yet to be announced.

Many field parcels have been amended in recent months through the RPA’s checking and updating of its digital maps. These changes will need to be confirmed as part of the application process.

If you do wish us to complete your forms this year, we would be grateful if you could let us know as soon as possible and provide the information we will need:

  • A copy of the 2019 claim (if we did not complete your claim in 2019)
  • 2019 claim statement
  • 2020 cropping details
  • Any changes to field boundaries
  • Location of Greening options
  • Any outstanding errors or disputes from previous claim years

We would be happy to come and see you to run through all the information for 2020 and discuss any outstanding problems that you have.

Please call Pippa in the office to confirm our charging structure and to make an appointment on 01376 328297.