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The Single Payment Scheme (SPS), introduced by EC Council Regulation 1782/2003, replaced most existing crop and livestock payments from 1 January 2005.

The most recent updates on SPS are presented below and you can find further information by clicking the links on the left.

If you need to contact us about SPS please call 0845 603 7777. Or e-mail us quoting your SBI and business name at

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03/01/14Understanding your SPS 2013 Entitlements Statement
06/12/13Understanding your SPS 2013 Claim Statement
20/11/13 2013 Single Payment Scheme entitlements values confirmed for England
07/03/13 Groundbreaking SPS payment performance continues
26/02/13 Single Payment Scheme 2013 – online applications now open

14/12/12 Banks urge farmers to be vigilant
06/12/12Agency delivers best ever performance
04/12/12 Farmers prompted to log on to view SPS 2012 Entitlements Statements
28/09/12 Euro exchange rate set for 2012 Single Payment Scheme payments
16/04/12 Single Payment Scheme 2012 deadlines and reminders
29/02/12 Single Payment Scheme 2012 – Online applications open now
20/02/12 SPS Payments hit 1.61bn
24/01/12 RPA Chief updates farmers on latest Single Payment Scheme 2011 payment success
11/01/12 Update on Single Payment Scheme 2011

28/12/11 Single Payment Scheme (SPS) 2012 – Top tips from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA)
21/12/11 Update on Single Payment Scheme
05/12/11 Update on Single Payment Scheme
21/11/11 SPS Online Availability - 21 November 2011
08/11/11 Update on Single Payment Scheme
26/10/11 Single Payments Scheme entitlements revalued for 2011 scheme year
03/10/11 Special Entitlements - Reminder
30/09/11 SPS 2011 exchange rate set
24/05/11 Single Payment Scheme (SPS) 2011 reminder of deadline
24/05/11 RPA meets EU benchmark
23/05/11 Farmers switch on to SPS Online as figures double for 2011
18/05/11 Minister updates Parliament on Single Payment Scheme progress
06/05/11 Changes to Drop-in Centres for English farmers’ Single Payment Scheme applications
18/04/11 Electronic applications multiply as farmers and agents discover SPS Online
04/04/11SPS 2010 payment update: 4 April
31/03/11 Minister updates Parliament on Single Payment Scheme progress
22/03/11 Drop-in Centres for SPS 2011 applications
11/03/11 Guidance for Cross Compliance in England: Management of Habitats and Landscape Features 2011 edition
04/03/11SPS 2010 payment update and Statement from Minister of State
01/03/11Single Payment Scheme 2011 applications
15/02/11Single Payment Scheme (SPS) 2011 - updated RLE 1 guidance booklet ready for transfer deadline
28/01/11Single Payment Scheme (SPS) 2011 – Information sheet
26/01/11Single Payment Scheme (SPS) 2011 - updated RLE 1 guidance booklet ready for transfer deadline
26/01/11 Register now for SPS Online before 2011 applications are available
05/01/11 SPS 2010 payment update

Page published: 6 January 2014

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