RPA pays almost 99% of Basic Payment Scheme claimants
The RPA has issued an update on payments under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship. The headline figures given in the update are:-
- BPS 2020 payments have been made to almost 99% of eligible claimants (total value of £1.76 billion);
- Environmental Stewardship (ES) - 77% of agreement holders should have received a full payment for ES 2019 annual revenue claims (total value of £133 million); and
- Countryside Stewardship (CS) - 37% of agreement holders should have received a full payment for CS 2019 annual revenue claims.
The remaining ES and CS 2019 payments should be made by 30th June 2020, the end of the payment window.