Published on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 by Sarah Jones
>With the 2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application window now open, Roger Parry and Partners are urging farmers in both England and Wales to book an appointment with one of their expert land management professionals to complete this year’s form as soon as possible.
>Completion of the form ensures access to farm support under the BPS in both England and Wales and agri-environment schemes in Wales.
>In 2017 Roger Parry and Partners helped over 500 farmers fill in their application forms, including many complex cross-border farmers dealing with Rural Payments Wales (RPW) and the Rural Payments Agency England.
>Roger Parry, Senior Partner at Roger Parry and Partners said, “BPS payments and a number of Rural Development Schemes cannot be secured without submitting an application form, so this is one of the most crucial forms farmers will complete.
>“Our professionals have extensive experience in filling in BPS application forms and will ensure that sufficient time and care is taken to guarantee its accuracy. We have also been specifically selected for our specialist knowledge, expertise and reputation as a NFU and NFU Cymru panel firm so members of the Union will also benefit from a discounted rate.”
>To ensure that farmers do not incur a financial penalty the absolute deadline for submitting your BPS application form and supporting documents is midnight, Tuesday, 15 May 2018.
>Any applications and documents submitted after 16 May, up to midnight on Monday, 11 June 2018 will receive late claim penalties. Applications received after midnight on Monday, 11 June 2018 will be completely rejected.
>To book your appointment please call your local office. Oswestry: 01691 655334, Welshpool 01938 554499; Carmarthenshire: 07498 717778; Minsterley: 01743 791336; Shrewsbury: 01743 343343.