Basic payment scheme

The support payments made through the Basic Payment Scheme are strategically vital to almost every farm business.

The payments are a crucial income stream, so farmers need to avoid being exposed to potential penalties or delays.

Registered BPS agents

Strutt & Parker are registered agents, fully briefed by the Rural Payments Agency and the other payment bodies, and ready to deal with all aspects of Basic Payment Scheme work.

Our team has over 20 years’ experience in completing the work necessary to make a claim, whether that is using an online application system or a paper form.

Detailed knowledge of scheme

The Basic Payment Scheme is more complex than its predecessors, but you can be confident our farming consultants have the expertise to take the strain out of the process.

We can act as an agent to make a claim on your behalf and deal with any queries that may arise from it.

Greening and cross-compliance

We can also offer advice on a range of issues such as how to meet greening requirements or deal with cross-compliance queries.

Our research group is constantly tracking any changes in the rules, or their interpretation, to make sure that our farmer clients have access to the latest, practical guidance on the scheme.

With our national team of specialists, we can assist you to:

  • Register for payments
  • Apply for Basic Payments on your farm
  • Transfer entitlements and land
  • Handle mapping changes
  • Assess cross-compliance rules
  • Calculate greening requirements
  • Understand Active Farmer requirements
  • Identify New Entrant and Young Farmer opportunities

If you would like to hear more about Strutt & Parker’s Basic Payment Scheme services, contact the farming department in your local office for a no obligation chat about your situation.