RPA Issues Update

As provided on the Gov.uk website, for your ease of information

“RPA issues update on BPS, Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship 2019 Payments and 2020 Plans

22 January 2020

The RPA has issued a Press Release giving an update on progress with making BPS, Countryside Stewardship (CS) and Environmental Stewardship (ES) 2019 payments, as well as indicative 2020 plans for all of these schemes . The key points are summarised below:-

• Almost 97% of eligible BPS claimants should have received a BPS 2019 payment by 20th January 2020 (overall worth of £1.69 billion);
• £109 million of CS/ES 2019 payments made (more than double what was paid out by this time last year);
• BPS 2020 application window, as well as CS and ES annual revenue claim window should open in March 2020;
• CS application window for agreements with a 1st January 2021 start date should open in February 2020.”

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