BPS

  • Euro exchange rate set for 2016 BPS

    Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments for England are set in Euros and then converted into sterling. The rate for 2016 has now been published (based on an average of the European Central Bank exchange rates in September) at €1 = £0.85228. The previous year’s exchange rate for BPS was €1 = £0.73129. The Rural Payments ...

    Posted at September 30, 2016 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on Euro exchange rate set for 2016 BPS
  • 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.

    Posted at June 3, 2016 | By : | Categories : Farming,Rural Business | Comments Off on Final deadline to apply for BPS 2016
  • Euro exchange rate set for 2015 Basic Payment Scheme

      The rate for the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) has now been set. BPS payments for England are set in euros and then converted into sterling and the rate, an average of the European Central Bank exchange rates, will be €1 = £0.73129. The Rural Payments Agency says it will make full payments on BPS claims from December, as early as possible in the payment window.    

    Posted at September 30, 2015 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on Euro exchange rate set for 2015 Basic Payment Scheme
  • Extra help to get farmers online for BPS

    The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced a package of measures to help farmers get online for the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) including the launch of regional digital support centres offering appointments for one-to-one sessions for those most in need. Farmers applying in 2015 for the BPS, which replaces the current Single Payment Scheme (SPS), will need to use the new Common Agricultural Policy Information Service online system. Letters are going out this week to thousands ...

    Posted at September 22, 2014 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Extra help to get farmers online for BPS