BPS rules and information are often clarified and we raise the key issues reported by our members on a regular, timely basis. Please check this page for updates and advice.
These pages highlight our Basic Payment Scheme lobbying, and developments concerning the applications process, greening, mapping, entitlements, payments and penalties, the Young Farmer Scheme and cross compliance. For information about the 2016 claim year, see the right-hand side of this page.
On 14 June the EU Parliament voted not to block proposed changes to greening and other elements of BPS rules. The ban on the use of Plant Protection Products on field-based Ecological Focus Area options will therefore come into force.