Food and farming industry


  1. Make or update a rural payments claim

    Update your details with the Rural Payments Agency to keep claiming payments for your farm land

  2. Get help and support for your business

    Get business support and advice over the phone and online - setting up and running a business

  3. Use Cattle Tracing System (CTS) Online

    Register with BCMS's online service to register cattle births and report cattle deaths and cattle movements online

  4. Agricultural Sick Pay

    Agricultural Sick Pay means you're paid wages while you're sick - can you get it, how to claim, what you'll get

  5. Planning permission for farms

    When you need planning permission, where to apply, what counts as permitted development and how to appeal a planning permission decision

See more services in this topic

Guidance and regulation

  1. BPS 2019
  2. Register land you use to keep livestock
  3. Agricultural vehicle licences, tax information and fuel
  4. BPS 2018
  5. Rules for farmers and land managers to prevent water pollution
See more guidance and regulation in this topic

News and communications

  1. New proposals to boost security for tenanted farmers
  2. Closed: 2019 Groceries Sector Survey
  3. EU Exit guidance for food, drink and farming sector stakeholders
  4. Edition 18: News from the Adjudicator
See more news and communications in this topic

Research and statistics

  1. Historical fertiliser usage on farm, England
  2. Fertiliser usage on farm – England
  3. Latest poultry and poultry meat statistics
  4. The Future Farming and Environment Evidence Compendium
  5. Latest cattle, sheep and pig slaughter statistics
See more research and statistics in this topic

Policy papers and consultations

  1. Reforming agricultural tenancies in England
  2. Food and natural mineral water: amending laws in England
  3. Food labelling: amending laws
  4. Geographical Indications (GI): creating UK schemes after EU exit
  5. Food labelling: changing food allergen information laws
See more policy papers and consultations in this topic

Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Finding a GSCOP training provider
  2. RPA Business Impact Target (BIT) Reports
  3. Government Chemist Annual Review 2016
  4. Request for information under Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) concerning the implementation of a Cross Compliance penalty - 18 Jan 2017
  5. UK Co-ordinating Body Annual Report: 2015 to 2016
See more transparency and freedom of information releases in this topic