RPA TO START TO MAKE BPS PAYMENTS FROM 1ST DECEMBER
We understand that he RPA has confirmed that at least 30,000 claimants (35%) should receive their BPS 2015 payment when the payment window opens on 1st December. Inevitably this is likely to be more straightforward BPS claims that have required the least amount of additional validation work. Processing of other claims continues and the RPA remains “on track” to pay the “majority” by the end of December 2015 and the “vast majority” by the end of January 2016.
Letters are being sent over the next few days direct to BPS claimants who are unlikely to receive a payment by the end of January so that they may plan their cash-flow. Those are likely to include claimants with common land, inspection cases where the inspection has an impact on the claim and extremely large/complex claims.