BPS 2019

Everything rural businesses need to know about the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in 2019

Rural Payments Agency email addresses have started to change.

Details can be found here.

Latest news

BPS 2019 will run as normal on the same basis as 2018, with applications opening in Spring 2019. Updated guidance for farmers will be published later this year.

The guide to cross compliance in England 2019

The guide to cross compliance in England 2019 has been published.

The rules set out in this guide apply for the whole of 2019. Therefore, you must meet the rules throughout the year.

There are no confirmed changes to the cross compliance rules in 2019.

Rural Payments service

You can use the Rural Payments service to:

  • register for rural payments
  • update your personal and business details
  • give someone else (like an agent) permission to act on your behalf
  • view your BPS entitlements
  • view and print digital maps of your land parcels
  • view your previous year’s claim

At the moment you cannot:

  • transfer entitlements
  • transfer or remove land
  • edit land use online
  • add or delete commons rights
  • apply for BPS

Forgotten your online password?

If you’re logging in with a Customer Reference Number (CRN) and have forgotten your password, you can create a new one from the sign-in page.

Click ‘Having trouble signing in?’ then ‘create a new one’.

If you can’t remember your CRN, call RPA on 03000 200 301.

How to use the Rural Payments service – help is available

Onscreen ‘Help’ in the service to guide you if you get stuck. Or you can read and print a copy of all the onscreen Help (PDF, 2.39MB, 52 pages)

Our videos also show you how to use the service.

Planned maintenance of the Rural Payments service

There are times when the Rural Payments service is unavailable because of essential planned maintenance and updates. Check Rural Payments: registering and updating your details to keep up to date about availability of the Rural Payments service.

Contact RPA

Published 30 July 2018
Last updated 18 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Link added to the Cross Compliance Guidance for 2019
  2. First published.