Basic Payment Scheme

The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) has replaced the Single Payment Scheme (SPS); all applications and claims must now be done online. It is imperative that land is mapped correctly and given suitable codes on your claim.

How we can help:

  • Online BPS applications
  • Identifying Permanent Ineligible Features (PIFs)
  • Re-mapping boundaries / new features on your land
  • Calculating your Greening requirements
  • Assistance with Cross Compliance queries


Greening is the requirement to follow specific environmental farming practices.

30% of the direct payments to farmers will be linked to a set of 3 greening requirements:

  • Ecological Focus Areas – 5% of your arable land needs to be in EFAs (some exceptions)
  • Crop Diversification – at least 3 crops in production (some exceptions)
  • Permanent Pasture – national level must not vary by more than 5%

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