Basic Payment Scheme

€13.35m in BPS refund to roll out to 100,000 farmers

€13.35m in BPS refund to roll out to 100,000 farmers

The commencement of refund payments of over €13.35 million to approximately 100,000 farmers has been announced by the Department of...

June 28, 2021

Farmers urged to get BPS applications in on time as deadline looms

Farmers urged to get BPS applications in on time as deadline looms

Farmers have been urged to get their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications in ahead of the looming deadline – which...

May 4, 2021

Two-thirds of NI farmers yet to submit Single Application

Two-thirds of NI farmers yet to submit Single Application

Two-thirds of Northern Ireland farmers had yet to submit their Single Application Forms for the Basic Payment Scheme, just a...

April 26, 2021

Changes to NI’s Basic Payments to be implemented for 2021 scheme year

Changes to NI’s Basic Payments to be implemented for 2021 scheme year

Changes to Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements will come into force from the 2021 scheme year, Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister...

February 1, 2021

Carrying out inspections through satellite imagery

Carrying out inspections through satellite imagery

As part of the annual inspection programme required under the EU regulations governing direct payments schemes and various rural development...

July 23, 2019

BPS payments reduced because of non-compliant rule – can farmers appeal?

BPS payments reduced because of non-compliant rule – can farmers appeal?

Farmers around the country who have had their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements reduced can appeal the decision. During Dáil...

April 21, 2019

Northern Ireland gets European approval to increase advance payments

Northern Ireland gets European approval to increase advance payments

The decision to increase Northern Ireland’s rate of advance payments for 2018 from 50% to 70% of claim value has...

October 5, 2018

Derogation on 70% advance payments granted

Derogation on 70% advance payments granted

Ireland is to be granted approval for a derogation to make 70% advance payments on direct payments under the Common...

July 23, 2018

‘Advanced BPS and ANC payments will be made as soon as permissible’

‘Advanced BPS and ANC payments will be made as soon as permissible’

A derogation to make 70% advance payments for direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been sought by...

July 20, 2018

Over 130,000 BPS applications submitted for 2018

Over 130,000 BPS applications submitted for 2018

A total of 130,152 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications have been received by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

June 28, 2018

National Reserve applications almost hit the 1,000 mark

National Reserve applications almost hit the 1,000 mark

950 applications have been made to the National Reserve this year. Of the 950 applicants, 190 were submitted using a...

June 27, 2018

Deadline looms for leasing of entitlements

Deadline looms for leasing of entitlements

Joseph Naughton, of Joseph Naughton Auctioneers, is one of the busiest auctioneers in Ireland when it comes to entitlements and...

May 14, 2018

‘25% rise in entitlements trade on last year’

‘25% rise in entitlements trade on last year’

As the deadline for trading entitlements draws closer, Owen O’Driscoll – of O’Driscoll & Associates Agricultural Consultants – estimates that...

May 10, 2018

‘Entitlement sales accounting for just 5% of the market’

‘Entitlement sales accounting for just 5% of the market’

Michael Guiry of Guiry Auctioneers in Waterford City is busy with the entitlements trade at the moment. His business is...

May 7, 2018

Half of NI Single Application forms still outstanding

Half of NI Single Application forms still outstanding

Less than two weeks until the deadline, almost half of Northern Ireland’s Single Application forms are yet to be received....

May 3, 2018

Single Application: 3 weeks to go and two-thirds still haven’t applied

Single Application: 3 weeks to go and two-thirds still haven’t applied

Farmers have been urged not to leave their Single Application until the last minute, as just three weeks before the...

April 24, 2018

Farmers reminded to get BPS applications in on time as deadline approaches

Farmers reminded to get BPS applications in on time as deadline approaches

A reminder to farmers has been issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine that there is just...

April 20, 2018

DAERA backs calls for 3-crop rule derogation

DAERA backs calls for 3-crop rule derogation

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has added its backing to calls for an exemption to...

April 17, 2018