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Basic payment forms to be sent by email from next week

Pre-populated BP5 forms will be sent to claimants starting next week

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Pre-populated forms will be sent by email
Pre-populated forms will be sent by email

Pre-populated claim forms will be sent by email to farmers who have registered on the Rural Payments online system starting next week.

 

The BP5 forms will be sent along with guidance on how to apply, and paper copies of this guidance will follow in the post. Map packs will also arrive this week to those farmers who have not received an up to date map of their land within the past six months.

 

Farmers are being advised to check their email accounts regularly for the forms’ arrival.

 

RPA customer director Justin Chamberlain said: "For now, our advice would be to get ready to apply by reading the scheme guidance, use the blank form to start to gather any information you may require and think about any help you might need."

 

Farmers who have fully empowered an agent to act on their behalf will have communications sent directly to this agent.

 

"While we welcome confirmation the deadline for BPS 2015 applications is now 15 June 2015, we would still advise farmers to get their claims started as early as they can so we can give them the help and support they may need," added Mr Chamberlain.

 

"All farmers are reminded that registering on the online Rural Payments system is still the only way to begin the process of making their claim and I would encourage all those who have not done so to get registered straight away."

 

The RPA has reminded new and young farmers they are able to start the process to quality for BPS entitlements.

 

To apply for entitlements or a young farmer payment, they must send a completed Accountant or Solicitor Certificate to confirm new or young farmer status’ to the RPA by the 2015 claim deadline. The forms can be found on the Government’s website.

 


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