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%