No early BPS for UK dairy farmers

Published 17 September 15

Governments across the UK have stated they will not be paying Basic Payments (BPS) earlier than the 1 December, despite recent announcements from the EU Commission.

The Commission has relaxed rules around the payments so member states have the option to pay up to 70% of individual direct payments from 16 October.

However governments from all 4 UK countries have indicated they will not be taking up that option, although they are looking to make payments as early as possible after 1 December.