The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths has announced a BPS Support Scheme for farmers who won’t receive their payment on day one of the BPS payment window; which will run from 2 December 2019 to 30 June 2020.
The loan available will be worth up to 90% of the BPS claim value and hopes to provide certainty and assurance for farmers as we approach 31 October. The Support Scheme would be available to all but farm businesses must opt-in in order to receive payment under the circumstance that their BPS claim is not ready on 2 December.
The application form is NOW available through your RPW online account and must be completed by 29 November with payments hoping to be processed during the week starting 9 December 2019. The FUW encourages all 2019 BPS claimants to apply. Please follow click here for more information.