Guidance

How to claim the Basic Payment Scheme if you have land in more than one part of the UK

Guidance for farmers with land in more than one part of the UK about how to claim the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in 2015.

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This is guidance for farmers with a ‘cross-border’ holding (land in two or more parts of the UK: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), who want to claim BPS in 2015.

There are different rules for BPS in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Farmers need to know which rules to meet in which parts of the UK.

The guidance explains how to:

  • apply for a BPS payment
  • meet the BPS scheme rules on their holding – including the active farmer and greening rules
  • meet cross compliance rules
  • apply for entitlements
  • apply for the young farmer payment
Published 30 March 2015