News
BPS England 2016: Bridging Payments
21st Feb

2017

75% bridging payments for farmers who have not received 2016 payments by the end of March Andrea Leadsom MP Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has today announced that she had received confirmation from the ...

BPS England: System Availability
21st Feb

2017

System Availability The Geoserver will be unavailable on Wednesday 22nd February between 18:00-20:00 to allow the RPA to update certain layers within its mapping system. During this time maps will be unavailable in Rural Payments.

BPS England: RPA updating maps
21st Feb

2017

The RPA as part of Proactive Land Change Detection (PLCD) make mapping update changes, last year these took place when claimants were trying to get their 2016 BPS applications in which caused a lot of problems. This year, the RPA has ...

BPS England: Updates on Entitlements Screen
21st Feb

2017

BPS England: Updates on Entitlements Screen The below have now been updated: Entitlement transfers not showing within the transfer tab The fix for this was started last Wednesday night.   2. Leased entitlements showing as both ...

BPS England 2016: New Process for Payment Queries
8th Feb

2017

BPS England 2016: New Process for Payment Queries The RPA has announced that there is to be a new process for payment queries, where claimants have received their payment and claim statement but believe that the BPS payment which has ...

BPS England: Common Land Remapping
8th Feb

2017

BPS England: Common Land Remapping The RPA has now completed re-mapping the eligible areas of commons and it is hoped that the revised data will be made available on the GOV.UK website soon to replace the originally published data on ...

BPS England: RPA Commons Teams
8th Feb

2017

BPS England: Commons Teams From Monday 6 February the RPA Commons team are now available to respond to farmers with specific commons queries that cannot be answered by the Customer Support Centre. Access to the Commons team will be ...

BPS England: Rural Payments Service and Online Maps Availability This Week
8th Feb

2017

BPS England: Rural Payments Service and Online Maps Availability This Week The Rural Payments service will be unavailable from 6 until 6.30 p.m. this evening (Wednesday 8th February). The online ‘View land’ (maps) will be ...

BPS England 2016: RPA Inspection Reports
6th Feb

2017

BPS England 2016: RPA Inspection Reports The RPA annually carries out both physical and remote sensing inspections for BPS. For physical inspections completed for BPS 2016, the RPA has started to send out the remaining inspection ...

BPS England 2017: Customer Registration Process Working
1st Feb

2017

England BPS 2017: Customer Registration Process is now back working The temporary issue with registering customers has now been remedied and therefore the claimant registrations processes are now back to normal.

RPA: New Interim Chief Executive Announced
1st Feb

2017

RPA: New Interim Chief Executive Announced The RPA’s Chief Executive, Mark Grimshaw, has decided to resign from his role at the RPA and it has been announced that Paul Caldwell will be the Interim Chief Executive. Mr. Caldwell ...

BPS England: Rural Payments Service – Unavailable 1st February 6-7 p.m
1st Feb

2017

BPS England: Rural Payments Service – Unavailable 1st February 6-7 p.m The online Rural Payments service will be unavailable from 6 until 7 p.m. this evening (Wednesday 1 February).

BPS England: Problems with new claimants registering with the RPA
26th Jan

2017

The RPA has reported that there are problems with new claimants registering with the RPA. Currently new claimants are not able to register with the RPA due to a system error. The RPA is looking into this to correct the defect. The TFA ...