Dairy Response Fund




Fund to support dairy farmers opens for applications

The Dairy Response Fund is now open for eligible farmers to apply for a single payment from the fund. The Dairy Response Fund 2020 provides support to eligible dairy farmers in England who produce cows’ milk. They can apply for a one-off payment. The handbook was released 18 June 2020.

You can download the handbook here…


Amendments to BPS applications using the Rural Payments service

If you have already submitted a BPS application online and you need to change it, you may be unable to do this after 23 June. In this case, you should create a new BPS application in the Rural Payments service and submit it to us.

Once you have done this, email them at ruralpayments@defra.gov.uk  ,using the subject title ‘Amendments to BPS 2020 application’, and explain that your new application is a change to your previously submitted application. For more information, read page 54 of the ‘How to apply for BPS in 2020’.

If you are unable to create or submit a new BPS application online, email RPA at ruralpayments@defra.gov.uk ,using the subject title ‘Amendments to BPS 2020 application’, and explain the updates that you want to make to your application. Your email must include the field number, parcel size, land use, requested activated area and be signed by an empowered contact in the relevant business.

Please remember to include your SBI in any emails you send to RPA.

The final BPS application deadline, with penalties, is midnight on 10 July 2020.

See the full guidance at Gov.uk


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