The advisor I spoke with had learned of an estate who’s scheme application was worth over £1mill p.a. and said he was aware of a number of other pretty meaty applications going in as well. He hypothesized that the only place this money would be likely to come from would be the BPS pot as they wouldn’t want it to come out from the mid or higher tier stewardship pots as that is the direction ‘they’ are trying to push us.I know of a few Simplified Schemes submitted in 2020 - and agreements received. These put several hectares into arable options paying £500 - 600 hectare - this will be in addition to BPS. The arable guys on here will know. AB15, AB1, AB8 and AB9 popular. And so somewhere the Government is going to have to get the money to pay Simplified Schemes in 2021, 22 etc from the BPS. What I do not know is if the combined sum of these schemes exceeds what Defra had budgeted. But in my little patch of South Lincs I note quite a bit more uptake for Jan 2021 start.