2021 Scheme Year

First payment will be made week commencing 26 July 2021.

Second payment will be made the week commencing 25 October 2021.

Final payment will be made the week commencing 25 April 2022.

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 payment rates for scheme year 2021/22 are as follows:

Scheme yearMaximum flat rate area paymentFront loading, applicable to BML Only.
BMLAMLFirst 130 acresNext 65 acres
2020-21 £78.20 £13.03 £12.00 £6.00
2021-22 £64.52 £  8.21 £10.00 £5.00
2022-onwards £64.52 £  8.21 £10.00 £5.00

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

If you have any queries, please contact