Deadline for Basic Payments Scheme

Farmers are reminded that the deadline for 2017 Basic Payment Scheme applications is Monday, May 15th.
Penalties are applied where applications are received late so it is important that farmers allow enough time to complete the form accurately and make sure it is submitted on time.
The IFA is encouraging farmers to make online application <>s in order to benefit from pre-checking, instant confirmation of receipt of application, reduced application errors and greater accuracy, maps online, text alert from the Department, payment on time within deadlines and linkages to other schemes.
More than 100,000 farmers have so far submitted a 2017 BPS application, 88% of them through the online system.