Just three days until NI BPS entitlements transfer deadline

Farmers in Northern Ireland have just five days remaining in which to transfer Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements.

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) reminded claimants that transfers must be completed by midnight on 3 May 2022.

Daera said farm businesses must activate all of their entitlements in at least one scheme year over any two-year period, except in cases of force majeure or exceptional circumstance.

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Any entitlement, or fraction of an entitlement, that remains unused for two consecutive years is at risk of being confiscated from the business.

Entitlement transfer applications should be submitted via Daera’s Online Services.

Entitlement transfer deadlines

  • Northern Ireland 2 May (midnight)
  • England 16 May (midnight)
  • Scotland CLOSED (4 April)
  • Wales 15 May (midnight)