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Hodgson Rural Consultancy

Basic Payment Scheme

With the Basic Payement Scheme now in full swing Hodgson Rural Consultancy can assist you with the preparation of your application, submission of your application and support in the event of an inspection. An outline of our servises are:

  • Evaluation of the crop diversification rule and, if necessary, provide a suitable alternative cropping rotation that will comply with the requirements.
  • Assessment and measurement of your Ecological Focus Areas to ensure that you meet your 5% requirement.
  • Adjustment to existing agri-environment schemes if they are affected by double funding.
  • Submission of Basic Payment Scheme claim.

Support services

  • Registration of new businesses and restructuring of existing businesses.
  • Transfer of land and entitlements.
  • Rural Land Register changes including new parcels and boundary amendments.
  • Assessment of land and mapping changes as a result of a Rural Payments Agency Inspection.
  • Cross Compliance assessment, including NVZ record keeping (see nutrient management page)
  • Support in advance and during a Rural Payments Agency inspection.
  • Dispute resolution.


Latest Documents and Updates

For the latest Basic Payment Scheme documents in England please click on the links below to the official Defra publications. Alternatively give us a call to discuss specific questions relating to your business and application.

2016 Basic Payment Scheme handbook

2016 Guide to Cross Compliance

Contact us

Hodgson Rural Consultancy

27 Dukes Orchard




TEL : 07701 005537