This section contains any relevant and important information that may be of interest to any Farm businesses, authorised Agents of Farm Businesses or anyone involved in Area-based Schemes.

Key Dates Information 

2024 Start your application early and submit it by 15 May to avoid any reduction or delay to your payment.

  • 1 March to 2 May 2024 - Entitlement Transfer Service

9% of the unit value of BPS entitlements has been redirected to fund the new Beef Carbon Reduction Scheme and the introduction of the Suckler Cow Scheme from January 2025. The amendment has been applied to the unit value of entitlements on the Entitlements Register

  • 1 March to 15 May 2024 - Single Application & Map Service*

Environmental Farming Scheme payments cannot be claimed on your Single Application until early April 2024. Please contact us for further information.

*Single Applications can be submitted up to 10 June, however Single Applications received between 16 May and 10 June will be penalised by 1% per day. Applications for the Regional Reserve received between 16 May and 10 June will be penalised by 4% per day. Penalties are for each working day the application is late.

If you submit your Single Application by the 15 May you can add or remove land up to 31 May without penalty.

Any increases in land notified between 1 June and 10 June will be subject to a penalty.

A separate additional application is required for Young Farmers’ Payment / Regional Reserve, Small Woodland Grant Scheme, or Environmental Farming Scheme if it is your first time applying for these schemes.

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