The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has decided that common land should have been allocated differently under SPS. This means that some commons now have more eligible area which farmers can claim SPS entitlements and payments for.
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has decided that common land should have been allocated differently under SPS, so that the full eligible area was allocated every year.
Farmers can now apply for SPS entitlements they should have been given in 2005 – as well as any other payments they could have received for:
- Single Payment Scheme (SPS)
- Hill Farm Allowance (HFA) 2010
- Uplands Transitional Payment (UTP)
- Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
This collection contains:
- more information about the change of policy and who it affects
- a list of the commons which have more eligible area to allocate
- a claim form
How the policy has changed
Read this policy to understand how the policy has changed and what it means for commoners who claimed SPS.
- Policy paper
If you’re eligible, use this form to make a claim.
List of common land with more eligible area to allocate
This is a list of the commons which are being reallocated.
- Detailed guide