Guidance

Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

How to register and update your personal, business and land details on the Rural Payments service (including RLE1 guidance).

Documents

New Businesses Questionnaire (IACS 27)

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IACS 27 Guidance

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Separate Business Questionnaire (IACS 26)

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IACS 26 guidance

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Details

What is the Rural Payments service?

The Rural Payments service is Defra’s online registration system for farmers, animal keepers and rural traders and businesses.

They can use it to register their details, see and update digital maps of their land and make online applications for certain rural grants and payments.

It can be used by any person or firm representing a farmer or farming business – such as a firm of agricultural agents.

Throughout the Rural Payments service, there is onscreen guidance which explains how to use it.

You must register on the Rural Payments service if you intend to keep farmed animals (or livestock) on your land or business premises.

Published 28 February 2017
Last updated 13 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Downtime added for Thursday 14 June
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  47. Update to planned maintenance
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  52. Removal of information about RPA using all available data sources. More information about this is published on the RLE1 GOV.UK page.
  53. Updated text under 'My messages’ in the Rural Payments service'
  54. Update to downtime on 19 August
  55. Removed historic downtime
  56. Removed historic downtime and added new date
  57. Removed historic downtime notice
  58. System downtime added
  59. Removed downtime for 27 July.
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  62. Removed recent downtime
  63. Reference to collective agreement removed.
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  67. Downtime information for Wednesday 28th June removed.
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  74. Updated to planned maintenance schedule
  75. Downtime message regarding Map availability added
  76. removed the downtime notice
  77. Verify Downtime added
  78. Update downtime for Rural Payments system
  79. Downtime updated for Wednesday 19 April
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