Stewardship Payments for 2018

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Dear Sir or Madam

Countryside Stewardship (CS) and Environmental Stewardship (ES): how we will make annual revenue payments from 2019

Since the Rural Payments Agency took full responsibility for CS and ES in October 2018, we have focused on improving the overall performance of the schemes.

As part of our approach to improving payment performance, from 2019 onwards we will only make one full system payment for CS and ES annual revenue claims. This will replace the existing pattern of separate advance and final payments.

When you can expect to receive payment

For eligible revenue claims that you submitted in 2019, you should expect to receive your payment between the beginning of December 2019 and the end of June 2020, once processing of your CS or ES claim has been completed.

If you have both a CS revenue claim and an ES revenue claim, you will receive one full system payment for each scheme. Once payment is made, you will receive a remittance advice showing details of the payment.

We are aware that this is a different approach but moving to a single scheme payment provides the best opportunity to issue you a timely full payment for CS and ES.

What you need to do

It is important that you check the following details are up to date in the Rural Payments service.

Your bank account details – if these are not up to date, you will not receive any payments we make to you – call us on 03000 200 301 to update them.
Your contact details – in particular we need your business’ up-to-date mailing and email address in case we have to contact you – sign in to the Rural Payments service to update these or call us on 03000 200 301.
Support for farmers

We work in partnership with a number of farming help organisations that provide a range of support to farming families due to problems related to the farming business or the farm household.

If this affects you, please contact one of the organisations, who will then alert us to your situation, so we can do as much as we can to help.

If you have any questions about this email

You can email or call us on 03000 200 301. Please tell us your Single Business Identifier (SBI) which you can find at the bottom of this email.

Yours faithfully
Susan Boyd
Operational Delivery Director


South west
Anyone else had RPA chasing them with funny deadlines for information for 2018 claim, must add was all supplied to natural england, they even replied to say it was all received and fine. Now RPA seam to be re writing rule book. Wanting organic cert for min of 8months when Natural England happy with conertion plan, schedual snd had to be in conversion by 15th june.

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