Guidance

Empower an agent with the RPA

This detailed guidance was withdrawn on 27 March 2015

Updated information is available on the give someone permission to act for you on rural payments page

Rural Payments Agency (RPA) customers can register someone else (often called an 'agent') to act on behalf of their business.

You can ask someone else to act on behalf of your business. This is called ‘empowerment’.

It’s up to you if you want to empower someone - you don’t have to.

Decide what level of empowerment you want to give

There are different levels of empowerment depending on what you want the person to be able to do.

The different levels are explained in this RPA empowerments leaflet (PDF, 234KB, 6 pages) . It also tells you how to remove empowerments.

Tell RPA

To empower someone for your business, you’ll need to Change the details you’ve registered with the RPA.

Or, if you claim the Single Payment Scheme, you can fill in an SP9 form to Empower an agent for the Single Payment Scheme.

Contact RPA