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BPS blog: BPS 2020 - where are we?

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In his latest blog, NFU adviser Richard Wordsworth looks at the state of play of BPS 2020 and provides a run down of the things to consider.

He writes:

So where are we with BPS 2020, I hear you ask? Well apart from some general lines saying BPS will run in 2020 as it did in 2019, there has not been much information made available until recently.

A number of things have happened recently. These include the Chancellor's 30 December announcement that the level of funding available for BPS 2020 would be the same as for 2019. We wait to see how this announcement translates into payment rates - hopefully more on that soon. Then on 9 January, the government published a Bill to allow BPS to operate in 2020 while we are within the EU transition period which runs to the 31 December 2020. To learn more


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