Covid-19 Coronavirus


2020 Scheme Year

First payment will endeavour to be made the week commencing 20 July 2020.

Second payment will be made the week commencing 26 October 2020.

Final payment will be made the week commencing 26 April 2021.

We will continue to deduct any relevant cross-compliance penalties, replacement cattle tags, EID portion of new cattle tags, gamma testing (if imported over 30 animals/year), AI service, Export Health Certificate production, BVD lab testing charges and annual flat rate charge for Cattle Passport Service (postal users only). From April 2018 we started to deduct any BVD penalties from the payment.

Payment tranche dates will remain 50% July, 25% October and a balancing payment in the following April.

The following payments table set for the 2020-21 scheme year is currently under review due to Covid-19. Any changes will be published here.

Scheme YearMaximum Flat Rate Area PaymentFront loading, applicable to BML only
BMLAMLFirst 130 acresNext 65 acres
2020-21 £69.08 £8.21 £10.71 £5.35
2021 onwards £64.52 £8.21 £10 £5

Please note: in future years, these figures may vary depending on scheme budget and total claimed acreage.

If you have any queries, please contact

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