2019 BPS payment rate

2019 BPS payment rate

If it is possible to draw positives from the ongoing political uncertainty, then the impact on the Euro exchange rate for BPS payments is definitely one of them. Following the referendum result in 2016, payments increased by 16.5% because of a change in the exchange...
RPA overpaid 1,000 farmers

RPA overpaid 1,000 farmers

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) have confirmed that they have overpaid around 1,000 farmers. In total £5 million has been paid out due to a system error making unintended agri-environment agreement payments. The Agency is now in the process of contacting affected...
New DEFRA Guidance: ‘Farming is Changing’

New DEFRA Guidance: ‘Farming is Changing’

New DEFRA Guidance: ‘Farming is Changing’ Amid the ongoing uncertainty regarding the future of agricultural policy, DEFRA have published new guidance attempting to provide some clarity for the post-BREXIT world. There are no new policies revealed, but the guidance...
RPA overpaid 1,000 farmers

New payment schedule for Stewardship schemes

The RPA is changing the way they make annual revenue payments to Countryside Stewardship (CS) and Environmental Stewardship (ES) agreement holders. These changes will take effect immediately and are part of a drive to improve the performance of the schemes. Instead of...