Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)


Using our technical knowledge of how the Basic Payment Scheme works together with our practical agricultural experience, we can help you put together your annual claim and discuss how to comply with the Greening obligations. 


Using our technical knowledge of how the Basic Payment Scheme works together with our practical agricultural experience, we can help you put together your annual claim and discuss how to comply with the Greening obligations. This will ensure that your plans fit in with the Crop Diversification and Ecological Focus Area (EFA) requirements and that you are maintaining the necessary records to comply with the scheme rules. We can also help work out if you are eligible from any exemptions from the Greening requirements.

We offer the following services for the Basic Payment Scheme:

  • Preparing and submitting your annual Basic Payment Scheme claim
  • Crop Diversification planning – planning rotations to ensure you have the right number and areas of different crops
  • Ecological Focus Area planning and mapping – choosing the best options for your farm
  • Cross Compliance guidance – advice on what you need to do to comply and recent updates
  • Nitrate Vulnerable Zone record keeping – as part of SMR 1 of Cross Compliance – preparing annual records based on the nitrogen needed in the land and the amount applied
  • Farm mapping – boundary changes, field transfers, ineligible feature mapping, RLE1 forms
  • RPA disputes and appeals – challenging the results of inspections, amending remote sensing maps and chasing withheld payments
  • Entitlement Trading buying and selling BPS entitlements nationally

Key Contacts


Mike Cluley


01684 853 402

Alyssia Thomas


01684 853 400