The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced that 59,000 farmers in England have now received their 2016 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) money.
The payments to some 68% of eligible claimants, worth £822 million, include a range of 2016 BPS claim types and sizes, including young farmer, those inspected and farmers with common land.
The RPA remains focused on paying 90% of eligible claims by the end of December.
BPS payments are made direct to bank accounts via BACS transfer so farmers should make sure RPA has the most up-to-date account details. Once a payment has been made a remittance advice is sent in the post, confirming the amount paid.
More information on BPS 2016, including scheme rules and details of how payments are calculated, is available at www.GOV.UK/rpa/bps2016.