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Guidance: Managing a successful Rural Payments Agency grant project

Agreement holder’s guide on how to manage your Farming Investment Fund or Smaller Abattoir Fund grant, submit claims, keep records and make changes.

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Guidance: Protection and Infrastructure grants 2024

Apply for capital items that support improving the management of woodland and the impact of beaver behaviours.

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Guidance: Agreement holder’s guide: Capital Grants, Higher Tier capital grants, and Protection and Infrastructure grants 2024

Read about the requirements and procedures you will need to follow, and how you will need to manage your agreement once you're an agreement holder.

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Guidance: UK tariff rate quotas 2024

Allocation coefficients and decision

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Guidance: Rural Payments service: check for maintenance and downtime

Check for maintenance and downtime of the Rural Payments service over the next 4 weeks

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Form: Implementation Plan (PA1) and Feasibility Study (PA2): application form

Use this form and guidance to apply for a capital grant for an Implementation Plan (PA1) or Feasibility Study (PA2).

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Guidance: How to get paid under an Environmental Stewardship agreement

Guidance for Environmental Stewardship agreement holders on how to claim a revenue or capital payment.

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Guidance: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Read the guidance to help you make your claim for payment using the Rural Payments service or a claim form.

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Guidance: Higher Tier Capital Grants 2024

Apply for capital grants to achieve additional benefits alongside your existing agreements.

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Guidance: Guidance for existing SFI 2022 standards agreement holders

What farmers need to know if they have an existing SFI 2022 standards agreement

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Guidance: Extreme weather guidance for farmers and land managers

What to do if your land is affected by extreme weather, such as flooding, extreme heat or drought.

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Guidance: Wet weather: temporary support for farmers in 2024

Read about temporary adjustments to agri-environment scheme options and actions in 2024 due to wet weather.

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FG9: Deer fencing

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the deer fencing item.

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Guidance: Laying Hen Housing for Health and Welfare grant round 1

Apply for a grant to add a veranda onto, or to upgrade or replace existing laying hen or pullet housing to improve animal health and welfare.

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Guidance: Delinked payments: replacing the Basic Payment Scheme

Find out if you’re eligible for delinked payments, how they’re calculated and when you’ll receive them.

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Form: Delinked Payments Transfer Request form

Use this form to request the transfer of reference data when you have inherited land.

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Guidance: Rural Payments service: check for maintenance and downtime

Check for maintenance and downtime of the Rural Payments service over the next 4 weeks

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Guidance: Rural Payments service: check for maintenance and downtime

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Check for maintenance and downtime of the Rural Payments service over the next 4 weeks

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Form: Change land tenure form

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Use this form to change your holding type or land share so you can transfer land online.

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Policy paper: Rural Payments Agency Data Protection Policy

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This policy and supporting documents provide the framework to ensure RPA meets legal obligations under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).

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Guidance: Improving Farm Productivity grant round 2: guidance for applicants

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Find out how to apply for round 2 of the Improving Farm Productivity grant, who can apply and what the grant can pay for.

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Guidance: Farming Equipment and Technology Fund 2024

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Apply for a FETF grant for help to buy items that improve productivity, manage slurry and improve animal health and welfare.

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Guidance: Export or move food, drink and agricultural products

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What you need to do to export or move food, drink and agricultural products.

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Guidance: Notice to Traders 32/24 Imports of Garlic from China under Statutory Instrument No.2020/1432

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This notice explains how the rules are applied to this quota and how to apply for a licence. It also advises you of the quantity available for the new quota year 1 June 2024 to 31 May 2025, and for each sub-period. Details of the quantities are outlined in Annex 1.

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Form: Query form: Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Use this form if you have a query about a Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) pilot application, agreement, or payment.

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Guidance: Notice to Traders 36/24 Imports of Cereals under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

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This notice is to inform you of the next round of cereals quotas which are detailed in Annex 1.

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Guidance: Notice to Traders 37/24 Imports of Sugar under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

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This notice is to inform you of the next round of sugar import quotas which are detailed in Annex 1.

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Guidance: Notice to Traders 38/24 Imports of Olive Oil from Tunisia under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

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This notice is to inform you of the next application round for this quota.

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Guidance: Notice to Traders 39/24 Pig meat Import Quota.

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This notice is to inform you of the next round of pigmeat import quotas.

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Guidance: Notice to Traders 40/24 Poultry meat Import Quota.

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This notice is to inform you of the next round of poultry meat import quotas which are detailed in Annex 1 attached.

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Guidance: Notice to Traders 35/24 Milk Products Import Quota

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You may submit your application for a licence between 1 May 2024 and 5pm on 7 May 2024.

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Guidance: Notice to Traders 34/24 Imports of Rice under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

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This notice is to inform you of the next round of Rice import quotas.

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Guidance: Notice to Traders 33/24 Imports of Garlic from Countries other than China and EU Member States under Statutory Instrument No. 2020/1432

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This notice is to inform you of the next application round and quantity available for this quota for the period 1 June 2024 – 31 May 2025.

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Guidance: Notice to Traders 31/24 Import of Frozen Beef and Veal Quota (GATT) under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

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This notice is to inform you of the next round of applications for the GATT beef quota.

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Guidance: Farming Equipment and Technology Fund 2024

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Apply for a FETF grant for help to buy items that improve productivity, manage slurry and improve animal health and welfare.

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Guidance: UK tariff rate quotas 2024

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Allocation coefficients and decision

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Guidance: Water Management grant round 2: guidance for applicants

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Apply for a grant for capital items to improve farm productivity through more efficient use of water for irrigation, and to secure water supplies for crop irrigation

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Guidance: SFI Handbook for the SFI 2023 offer

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Guidance about how the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2023 offer will work for farmers.

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Guidance: Apply for an SFI agreement

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Find out when to apply for an SFI agreement, how to apply and what happens after you’ve applied.

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Guidance: Find out what’s available in SFI

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An overview of what you can get paid to do under SFI, the actions you can do under an agreement for the SFI 2023 offer, applying for an agreement, eligible land, how agreements and payments work, and SFI actions we’ll introduce from 2024.

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Guidance: Getting paid for your SFI agreement

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Find out what you must do to get paid for your SFI agreement, how we’ll calculate your payment, when you’ll be paid and submitting an annual declaration.

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Guidance: Rural Payments service: check for maintenance and downtime

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Check for maintenance and downtime of the Rural Payments service over the next 4 weeks

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Guidance: Rural Payments service: check for maintenance and downtime

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Check for maintenance and downtime of the Rural Payments service over the next 4 weeks

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Guidance: Farming Equipment and Technology Fund 2024

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Apply for a FETF grant for help to buy items that improve productivity, manage slurry and improve animal health and welfare.

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Form: Contact the RPA about SFI

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Find out how to contact the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) about SFI.

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