What we do

We pay out over £2 billion each year to support a thriving farming and food sector.

RPA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Read more about what we do


Our announcements

Our publications

Our statistics

Our management

Contact RPA

Rural Payments Agency

PO Box 69


(Official correspondence only)

Find out about call charges at www.gov.uk/call-charges

Cattle tracing

RPA fraud line

RPA fraud referral team
Room 300 North Gate House
PO Box 69


If you suspect that a fraud has been committed, contact us on our freephone fraud line.

Every call will be treated in the strictest confidence.

RPA Press Office

RPA Press office
North Gate House,
Valpy Street,


This telephone number is for press calls only. Please see above for helpline / main switchboard.

Agricultural Wages complaints

Agricultural Wages Team
Rural Payments Agency
Sterling House
17 Dix's Field


Search for 'agricultural wages complaint form' at www.gov.uk for more information.

Defra rural services helpline

Farmers in England can contact the helpline Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm for advice from the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the Rural Payments Agency.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Rural Payments Agency

ATI Helpdesk
Access to Information Unit
Rural Payments Agency
PO Box 69


FOI requests can be made in writing only, either by post or by email. An EIR request can be made in writing or by phone.

High profile groups within RPA

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in the Welsh language scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.