Final deadline to apply for BPS 2016
With the final deadline to apply for the 2016 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) less than a fortnight away, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is urging farmers to apply as soon as possible before midnight on 10th June. For those still wanting to submit on paper form, the last day to request one from the Rural Services helpline is Monday 6th June.
Farmers still to apply for BPS this year incur a 1% penalty for every working day it is received after the initial 16th May deadline. For those looking to apply for new entitlements from the national reserve, the penalty rate is 3%.
Online applicants can check their claim has been received by clicking on the “Apply for BPS” screen on the Rural Payments service website. Receipts are also being sent out for applications submitted by paper.