BPS 2018 online applications open

The 2018 Basic Payment Scheme for England has opened for farmers and land agents to apply online.

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) announced earlier this week that applicants can now complete their declarations for 2018 and applications can be submitted via the Rural Payments Service.

By applying online agents, and farmers, can quickly check and update details, as well as view and transfer land and entitlements.

The application window runs until May 15th this year and we will be supporting clients with paper applications, online guidance and support.

RPA chief executive Paul Caldwell has said now is the time for farmers and agents to log on and submit their applications in good time.

Those who applied online in 2017 should have received an email from the RPA this week with all of the relevant information. The RPA will also be sending a paper application form to those who applied on paper in 2017.

The RPA is encouraging farmers to apply online now to ensure their application is submitted before the deadline.