Single Payment Scheme

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The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) replaced the Single Payment Scheme on 1 January 2015.

The Single Payment Scheme (SPS) is the main agricultural subsidy scheme in the EU. It was replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme in 2015.


The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) replaced SPS on 1 January 2015. Go to to find out more.

In England, SPS is administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

You can’t apply for an SPS payment anymore because the deadline for 2014 has now passed.

SPS regulations

Contact RPA

Find out about call charges.