These notes cover the Basic Payment Scheme.
If you intend to take part in the Basic Payment Scheme you must read this guidance carefully and make sure you understand the requirements of the scheme. We have also produced two other guidance booklets on Greening and Cross Compliance. This booklet should be read in conjunction with those two booklets.
We have described the basic rules but cannot cover every situation. If you do not understand anything please contact your local RPID area office. If you need specific guidance, you should contact a professional adviser.
Our aim is to provide you with all the practical information you need but these guidance notes do not provide a definitive statement of the law (which only the courts can give), nor can they substitute for advice on specific legal questions.