basic payments

  • Farmers flock to take up delayed payments fund

    Lloyds Banking Group says it has made an additional £120 million available in overdrafts to farmers following a delay in their annual EU subsidy payments from the Government. Each year around 100,000 farmers in the UK receive about £2 billion in EU funding via the Basic Payment Scheme. Although the “window” for these payments remains open until June 2016, many farmers expect the payments in December so that ...

    Posted at January 25, 2016 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on Farmers flock to take up delayed payments fund
  • Basic Payment Scheme – last call to smallholders

    Smallholders in England are reminded that they are rapidly approaching a key deadline to decide what approach to take to important EU rule changes. Around 18,000 Single Payment Scheme (SPS) claimants have less than five hectares and / or five entitlements, and may wish to consider transferring entitlements to another farmer before midnight on 21st October, as they prepare for the introduction of the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). They will ...

    Posted at October 16, 2014 | By : | Categories : News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Basic Payment Scheme – last call to smallholders