How to get paid under an agreement: Environmental Stewardship

Guidance for agreement holders on how to claim a payment.

Claim deadline

Claims closed at midnight on 10 July 2020. We cannot accept late claims.

Claims for capital works under HLS

Contact RPA to request a capital works claim form. You can claim:

  • throughout the year when you complete work as specified in your agreement
  • for capital works for educational access visits

You’ll need to complete the HLS VAT declaration form if you are not registered for VAT with HM Revenue and Customs.

Getting paid

It’s important that your bank account details are up to date and valid or we will not be able pay you. To amend your bank account details, call us on 03000 200 301. You can’t change them online or by email.

Changes to your agreement

You must notify us in writing before you make any changes to your agreement. This is in addition to completing your claim form. Check your agreement’s handbook for details of the requirements and deadlines for making changes.

Your payments may be affected if you do not meet the requirements and deadlines in your handbook.


Call us on 03000 200 301 selecting the option for Environmental Stewardship. Or email or write to us - contact the office for your county.

Published 11 September 2014
Last updated 11 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Removed section ‘Making a claim’ and amended ‘Claim deadline’ to say that Claims closed at midnight on 10 July 2020. We cannot accept late claims.

  2. Claim closing date updated to midnight on 10 July.

  3. Updated for 2019.

  4. Deadline for late applications and amendments has passed.

  5. Deadline for late amendments to claims is 11 June.

  6. Deadline for late claims is 11 June 2018. Deadline for amendments to claims is 31 May.

  7. Updated for 2018 claims round.

  8. Added information about claiming a payment in 2016.

  9. Page updated with information for 2016 claims.

  10. Updated information about declaring the location of rotational arable options.

  11. Change to how to make a claim in 2015.

  12. claim deadline extended by 1 month to 15 June

  13. First published.