Below are the latest key dates for the Basic Payment Scheme 2019. These dates are to help farmers stay compliant with the cross compliance conditions in Scotland.
1 January 2019
Start of the scheme year. You must meet all Cross Compliance conditions from this date.
Start of management for EFA buffers and EFA field margins.
Start of management period for EFA fallow.
Start of no hedge cutting period.
Deadline for RPID to receive an application to transfer Basic Payment Scheme entitlements with an effective date of 15 May this year.
1 May (to 30 June)
Period designated as the most relevant for calculating the shares attributable to different crop types for the purposes of crop diversification.
Land used to claim Basic Payment Scheme payment in the current scheme year has to be ‘at your disposal’ on this date.
Start of the Land Managers Options scheme year.
Basic Payment Scheme 2018 entitlements transfer window opens.
Midnight, 15 May
Deadline for Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Division to receive form PF06 (Land maintenance) – land transfers (the land for the Basic Payment Scheme in any year must have been at the applicants disposal on 15 May of that year) and mapping changes (such as permanent changes to field boundaries or information about permanent ineligible features that are not already included on existing maps).
Midnight, 15 May
Deadline for Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Division to receive Single Application Form / Basic Payment Scheme application.
Deadline for Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Division to receive amendments or additions to your SAF (if we received it on or before 15 May) without reducing your payments.
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