Entitlements and greening rates will rise for non-SDA and SDA areas, not including moorland.
Defra has confirmed BPS entitlements and greening rates for 2018, after the exchange rate was set.
Both entitlements and greening rates will rise for non-severely disadvantaged areas (SDA) and upland SDA, other than moorland. Payments will start landing in farmers’ bank accounts from Monday December 3.
Under BPS, farmers need to hold an entitlement for every hectare of eligible land they are claiming on. The size of farmers’ payments will depend on how many entitlements they use, supported by eligible land and the value of those entitlements.
The greening part of payments will be calculated by taking the number of entitlements that they have used with eligible land to claim payment and multiplying it by the greening value.
The exchange rate will be set with €1 equalling £0.89281.