As in previous years, the NFU's BPS team have pulled together everything you need to know about the rules and claims process for BPS 2021. This page will be regularly updated to guide you through the process.
What do we know about BPS 2021?
The BPS claim window for 2021 opened on 18 March. The deadline to avoid a late claim penalty is midnight on 17 May.
There have been a number of key changes from BPS 2020 to be aware of. You can find more information on this in the briefing documents below.
It is important to bear in mind that BPS, cross compliance and the young farmer scheme will operate again this year. As with previous years, BPS will operate for the full calendar year (1 January to 31 December 2021). Those who are intending to claim BPS for 2021 will be required to comply with the BPS requirements for the entire year, despite the plans to start to reduce payments and the development of other schemes. There will continue to be inspections across BPS, be that for eligibility or cross compliance elements, this year.
Where can I find out more?
The NFU has pulled together the key points around policy and rule changes, along with administration issues to be aware of.
These documents provide information on:
- The removal of greening
- The removal of cross border claim status
- Issues such as how and when claim forms will be issued
- Where to find scheme guidance
- How to submit claims and associated documents to the RPA