Statutory guidance

How to apply for the Basic Payment Scheme in 2015

What you need to do and when to apply for the Basic Payment Scheme in 2015.

Documents

How to apply for the Basic Payment Scheme in England 2015

Coding non-agricultural land when you claim for the Basic Payment Scheme: full list of codes

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Coding agricultural land when you claim for the Basic Payment Scheme: full list of codes

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Greening workbook for the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme in England

How to fill in a paper BP5 application form - an example

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Details

Read the ‘How to apply for the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme in England’ guide to find out how to fill in your BPS application.

The full lists of land use options for agricultural and non-agricultural areas and features for BPS 2015 are attached above. Use these documents to check for a land use code if it doesn’t appear in ‘How to apply for the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme in England’. Read page 18 of the how to apply document for more information.

Published 23 March 2015
Last updated 13 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated to remove information about when to apply for BPS in 2015 as the claim window has now closed.
  2. Updated to remind readers about BPS late application penalties.
  3. Updated the 'How to apply' guidance to include the extended RLE1 deadline for mapping permanent ineligible features.
  4. 'How to fill in a paper BP5 application form - an example' published
  5. Updated 'How do I' document to version 4.
  6. Attached latest versions of attachments.
  7. Added latest versions of the attachments.
  8. The 'How Do I?' guide has been updated to version 3 to show the availability of the support centres
  9. Updated the ‘Coding non-agricultural areas and features when you claim for the Basic Payment Scheme: full list’ to v5 - corrected the descriptions of permissive and non-permissive metalled tracks. Also corrected the ‘eligible for BPS’ for ‘Ditch, drain or dyke’ entry to reflect that these are only sometimes eligible. Updated ‘How to apply for the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme in England’ to v3.0 – added ‘Cress-type arable crop’ to the list of land use options. Updated ‘Coding agricultural land when you claim for the Basic Payment Scheme: full list’ to v5 – added ‘Cress-type arable crop’ to the list of land use options.
  10. Updated notes on the attachments to make it clearer where changes have been made and on which pages.
  11. Added new attachment 'Greening workbook for the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme in England'.
  12. Updated the land use codes documents to make it clearer which codes should be used on a BP5 application form.
  13. Updated 'How to apply' guidance to include new deadline for RLE 1 forms for entitlement transfers Updated 'Coding non-agricultural areas and features when you claim for the Basic Payment Scheme'
  14. Added updated 'How to apply' guidance
  15. Added continuation sheets, Part C, D and E
  16. Added The Basic Payment Scheme 2015 - How Do I? guide
  17. First published.