The deadline for BPS 2016 applications is 16 May, and the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) reports that thousands of farmers and agents are logging on now that the online application service has been refreshed. If you are planning to make a claim the RPA advises people to check as soon as possible their personal and business information, to refresh the password, and to give relevant people permission to act on their behalf – in other words to become familiar with the new application process and especially to make sure that their email address is up to date before the deadline approaches. The RPA use this to keep applicants informed.
All the latest information on how to apply for BPS 2016 can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/bps-2016. Further support from the RPA this year includes useful “how to” videos.