Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) key dates for your diary

Published February 7th, 2018

Farmers and landowners, we have compiled a list of key funding dates for your diary. Not sure whether you are eligible for grant funding? Get in touch today for more information.



Timing Key Date/




Outstanding issues from 2015, 2016 & 2017 BPS claims…we may be able to help resolve these.


Now to end Jan BPS 2017 Claim Statement received, are you wondering if your payment is correct? We can help.


Now to early April 15.5.18 Entitlement and land transfers – can be undertaken using Rural Payments Service anytime up to midnight on 15th May


Early Feb to May 15.5.18 BPS 2018 application – need help with your 2018 application, we can help.


Now to end April 30.4.18 Hedgerow and boundary grant – apply before 30th April


Now to end May 31.5.18 Countryside Stewardship higher tier, mid tier and “streamlined offers” for arable, lowland, mixed and upland – application pack request deadline


End Feb to end July 20.2.18 New streamlined arable offer under Countryside Stewardship available for applications on the Rural Payments service from 20th Feb


Early March to end July


31.7.18 Closing date for Countryside Stewardship applications 31.7.18, not 30th September as in previous years.



For more information...

Visit our relevant website page: Farm Business Management