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BPS 2017 payments exchange rate set

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed the exchange rate for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2017 payments made in sterling.

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The euro exchange rate for calculating BPS 2017 payments has been set. The rate, an average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set in September, will be €1 = 0.89470.

BPS payments for England are set in euros and then converted into sterling. The previous year’s exchange rates for BPS were:

  • BPS 2016: €1 = £0.85228
  • BPS 2015: €1 = £0.73129

RPA will make full payments on BPS 2017 claims from the beginning of December.

RPA makes all payments directly into bank accounts by BACS transfer.

Published 29 September 2017