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James StephenJames Stephen
Partner, Rural
Quietly confident about the introduction of the BPS
DEFRA has recently published its latest update on the CAP reform rules which surround the introduction of the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) next year.

It is ironic that farmers are being urged by DEFRA not to delay registering themselves for the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), and yet the registration rollout programme itself has been delayed. With the memories of the disastrous introduction of the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) back in 2005 still heavily imprinted on the mind of most farmers and land agents, one hopes the current delay is not a portent of things to come.

However, a DEFRA spokesman has commented, “We have learned a lot of lessons from the past. What happened in 2005 is still in everyone’s mind – but that is not going to happen again”. Indeed having met a number of the senior Rural Payments Agency team myself earlier in the year, I genuinely think they have a much better grasp of what is required than was the case back in 2005.

Therefore I am quietly confident that the introduction of the BPS will go better than its predecessor scheme, but equally farmers should not underestimate the time that may be required getting registered on the new system and then learning how to use the online mapping tools and the new application process.

The most important initial step will be for farmers and land agents to verify their identity on line. This will involve logging on to the Gov.uk Verify website where your identity will be verified by one of five third-party identity assurance providers.

In order to do this farmers will be asked a number of questions about their personal circumstances and finances and to make this process go smoothly you will need either a current driver’s licence or passport and details of at least two of the following; bank account/credit card, personal loan or mortgage, gas or electricity bill, mobile phone contract or voter registration information.

It is understood that if you have all the necessary information to hand the registration process can be relatively simple and will only take 10 minutes or so but if not you will be directed to a telephone helpline and in extremis you will be able to contact a digital support centre, the nearest of which in this area is currently in Exeter.

However, unlike when the SPS was introduced in 2005, DEFRA has recognised the importance of the professional advisors who for many years have played a vital role in assisting farmers complete their application forms. Thus, with everything now having to be submitted online, DEFRA is encouraging professionals, such as land agents like myself, to help farmers get set up for the new digital era which is upon us whether we like it or not.
 

James Stephen MRICS FAAV
Partner
Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor, Wells

T: 01749 683381
E: james.stephen@carterjonas.co.uk
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