BPS payments for England are set in Euros and then converted into sterling and the rate, an average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set in September, will be €1 = £0.73129.
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will make full payments on BPS claims from December and as early as possible in the payment window, with the majority in December and the vast majority by the end of January.
The RPA makes all payments directly into bank accounts by BACS transfer.
Notes to editors
The previous year’s exchange rates for the old Single Payment Scheme are below. These rates were set using the European Central Bank single day exchange rate as at 30 September.