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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.

 

15 January

Start of management period for EFA fallow.

 

1 March

Start of no hedge cutting period.

 

2 April

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.

 

15 May

Land used to claim Basic Payment Scheme payment in the current scheme year has to be ‘at your disposal’ on this date.

 

15 May

Start of the Land Managers Options scheme year.

 

15 May

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.

 

31 May

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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Alnwick

31-33 Bondgate Within
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1SX

Estate Agency
01665 606 800

Land Agency
01665 606 800

Hexham

Priestpopple
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1PS

Estate Agency
01434 608 980

Land Agency
01434 609 000

Newcastle

Shakespeare House
18 Shakespeare St
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 6AQ

Commercial
0191 261 0300

Northallerton

80-81 High St
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL7 8EG

Estate Agency
01609 773 004

Land Agency
01609 781 234

Sedgefield

50 Front Street
Sedgefield
Co. Durham
TS21 2AQ

Estate Agency
01740 617 377

Land Agency
01740 622 100

Dumfries

Lochar House
Heathhall
Dumfries
DG1 3NU

Land Agency
01387 402 277