RURAL PAYMENTS – KEY DATES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2022
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME applications
15 March – BPS applications open. All guidance available on GOV.UK.
16 May – last day to submit a BPS application without penalty. This is also the deadline to transfer BPS entitlements for 2022.
10 June – last day to submit a late BPS application, with penalty. This is also the deadline for making certain changes without penalty to a BPS application that was submitted by 16 May.
COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP applications
8 February – applications open for Higher Tier, Mid-Tier, Wildlife Offers, Protection and Infrastructure, and Capital Grants, which will be open all year for applications.
31 March – last day to request a Higher Tier application pack (paper or online.)
29 April – last day to submit a Higher Tier application.
27 May – last day to request a paper application pack for Mid-Tier or Wildlife Offers. There’s no need to request an application pack if you’re applying online.
29 July – last day to apply for Mid-Tier or Wildlife Offers.
COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP/ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP revenue claims
15 March – CS/ES revenue claims open.
16 May – deadline for submitting a CS or ES revenue claim without penalty.
31 May – last day to make certain changes to a CS or ES revenue claim that was submitted by 16 May without receiving a reduction.
10 June – last day to submit a late CS or ES revenue claim.
Countryside Stewardship is continuing as normal until 2024, increased payment rates apply to some land management options, but not capital items.
If you require any further advice on the above please do not hesitate to contact Alan Falshaw, Farm Business Consultant on 07425 186127 or email@example.com