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Basic Payment Scheme claims window closes

More than 88,000 BPS applications received as of 9 July. Rural Payments Agency is now focussed on validating and verifying claims to make sure of prompt payments in December.

On the eve of the Basic Payment Scheme 2015 final deadline of 10 July, the RPA had received more than 88,000 applications, it was announced today.

By close of business on 9 July, the number of forms received after the initial 15 June deadline had been confirmed at around 700 and these claims will attract a one per cent penalty for every working day they were late.

The agency is now validating and verifying all the claims it has received to date, ahead of making payments as early as possible from December.

The inspection programme is well under way and initial results have indicated a good level of compliance with the scheme rules.