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Basic Payment Scheme: guidance

Published: 30 Apr 2015

If you intend to take part in the Basic Payment Scheme you must read this guidance carefully and make sure you understand the requirements of the scheme.

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Basic Payment Scheme: guidance
5. Key dates

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5. Key dates

Date

Event

1 January

Start of 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 (or first working day after if this falls on weekend or public holiday)

Deadline for transferring entitlements.

1 May (to 30 June)

Period designated as the most relevant for calculating the shares attributable to different crop types.

15 May (or first working day after if this falls on weekend or public holiday)

Last day for Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate to receive your Single Application Form if you are to avoid a late reduction.

31 May

Deadline for making certain adjustments to Single Application Form without incurring penalties. Changes must be notified in writing.

9 June

Last date for submitting applications (reductions will start from 16 May). Last date for choosing between sterling payments or euro payments.

30 June

Payment window closes for Direct Payments.

15 July

End of management period for EFA fallow.

1 August

End of management period for EFA nitrogen fixing crops.

31 August

Start of cutting period for hedges.

30 September

Euro exchange rate is set.

1 October

Catch crop / green cover must be established.

1 December

Payment window opens for Basic Payment Scheme.

31 December

End of scheme year. You must meet all Cross Compliance conditions until this date.


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