Basic Payment Scheme

The Basic Payment Scheme replaced the Single Payment Scheme in both England and Wales from 1 January 2015. In 2016 McCartneys completed over 800 English and Welsh application forms, which included many cross-border holdings. McCartneys Basic Payment Team offer the following services in connection with the Basic Payment Scheme:


•    Online Registration for the Basic Payment Scheme Submissions both in England and Wales
•    Online mapping checks including ineligible features and boundary changes
•    Completion of Basic Payment Scheme Online submission including checking field numbers and areas, Greening and EFA obligations, Land at Disposal obligations and much more. We also check this against the Entitlement Statements to make sure you are claiming all you can.
•    Chase delayed payments.
•    Delivering to clients Grazing Licences, Farm Business Tenancies, Contract Farming Agreements to include clauses on BPS and Land at Disposal requirements.
•    Completion of Countryside Stewardship and Glastir Applications.
•    Helping with cross compliance issues.
•    Advice on the Registration of Agricultural Waste exemptions.
•    Technical support in connection with BCMS and other electronic paperwork.
•    Trading of BPS entitlements and tranfers
•    Appeals for loss of payment.


For professional advice on completion of your Basic Payment Scheme Application please contact the Rural Professional Chairman Gareth Wall on 01544 230316 or one of our experts below.


Glyn Owens / Jenny Layton Mills / Katie Morris - Knighton Office - 01547 528621

Katie Morris – Welshpool Office – 01938 531000

Amelia Illingsworth / - Kington Office - 01544 230316

Phillip Blackman-Howard - Tenbury Wells - 01584 811999

Les Thomas - Craven Arms - 01588 672385

Simon Edwards - Hay-on-Wye - 01497 820778

Simon Edwards - Brecon - 01874 610990