BPS, Countryside & Environmental Stewardship applications deadline extended

The Government have announced this week that the deadline for applications is to be extended by one month

BPS, Countryside & Environmental Stewardship applications deadline extended

In an official announcement released on Monday, the Government have confirmed that in light of the disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak:

  •  Applications for BPS, claims for Countryside Stewardship (CS), Environmental Stewardship (ES) and woodland legacy revenue payments will be extended by one month to 15th June 2020
  • There will be no late application penalties for applications received before this date
  • Due to a high volume already received, applicants are still advised to submit claims and applications, particularly online for BPS and CS through the Rural Payments service as soon as possible
  • The RPS will monitor the ongoing situation carefully and consider if further steps are needed to support farmers.
  • Applications for new CS Higher Tier and Mid Tier agreements are still being accepted ahead of their respective deadlines of 1 May and 31 July 2020.

The full Government press release can be found here, and click to see previous articles on preparing submission of BPS applications and CS & ES claims.

Our specialist grant experts can assist with BPS or stewardship grant applications, please do call Will Wallis on 01305 236572 or contact the team to find out more.

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