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BPS problem? NFU CallFirst can help YOU

Membership categories: Farmer and Grower, NFU Pro
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The CallFirst team of specialist advisers provides the guidance that supports thousands of NFU members through the BPS process. Can they help you?

Here are just some of the areas in which we are assisting farm businesses right now. If you are a member and have a similar question, call us on 0370 845 8458. Have your NFU membership number handy so that we can answer your query as quickly and effectively as possible.

Qualifying for BPS

  • How do I qualify?
  • How much land do I need?
  • What are entitlements and where can I get them?
  • What are cross compliance and greening?
  • How does being an organic famer affect me?
  • Can I claim a Young Farmer payment?
  • What qualifies me as an Active Farmer?
  • Can I get entitlements if I am new to farming?

How to make a claim

  • Do I need to register with the RPA?
  • How do I complete the BP5 form or online application?
  • When must I apply for BPS in 2016?
  • How and when can I amend my application if I make an error?

Payment expectations

  • How is my payment calculated?
  • What deductions could be made to my payment?
  • When will I get paid?
  • What can I do if I am suffering severe financial hardship as a result of non-payment?
  • How can I check my payment is correct?
  • Do I understand my remittance advice?


Land acquisitions or changes to your boundaries?

  • How do I complete an RLE1?
     

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Appeals and complaints

  • How do I raise a complaint or appeal?
  • What can I do if I have exhausted the complaints/appeals procedure?
  • What do I need to include in my complaint/appeal?
     

Making your application in 2016

  • Are there any changes which will affect my application in 2016?
  • When will I need to submit my application?
  • Has cross compliance changed for 2016?


Applying to our Legal Assistance Scheme for financial assistance

  • Under what circumstance can I apply?
  • How do I go about applying?


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