What we do

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

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

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We work on these topics

  1. Food and farming

    Britain needs to ensure a sustainable supply of food for the UK market and export. Supporting and developing British farming, and encouraging sustainable food production (including fisheries) will ensure a secure, environmentally sustainable and healthy supply of food with improved standards of animal welfare. Read more

Our management

Contact RPA

Rural Payments Agency

PO Box 69


(Official correspondence only)

RPA Press Office

Press office
North Gate House,
Valpy Street,


Cattle tracing

Single Payment Scheme, Customer Registration and Bovine Schemes

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


Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

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