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2016 Basic Payment Scheme payments continue to flow

The Rural Payments Agency provides 2016 BPS payment update


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.

Published 13 December 2016