The government has opened the application window for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) for farmers to claim for their 2022 payments.
The claim window for customers with existing Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship revenue agreements has also opened.
Later this year, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will open applications for the Lump Sum Exit Scheme, which provides financial support to BPS applicants in England who wish to retire or leave farming in a planned way.
Farmers who are considering applying for the Lump Sum Exit Scheme are encouraged to apply for BPS in 2022 as well as applying for the Lump Sum Exit Scheme later on.
The deadline for applications is 16th May.