Active farmer certificate - 2017

The Rural Payments Agency may ask some farmers to confirm their 'active farmer' status for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2017.


Active farmer certificate

Active farmer certificate guidance



This is the certificate that some farmers may need to send to the Rural Payments Agency to confirm their active farmer status.

There is also the latest guidance for accountants about how to fill in the form, which includes an annex that sets out some of the processes they need to follow.

Farmers need to take the form, the guidance and any relevant financial documents to their accountant.

For more information about the ‘active farmer rule’, read the latest Basic Payment Scheme rules.

Published 13 October 2017
Last updated 3 May 2018 + show all updates
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