Changes to RPA Agri-Environment Payment Delivery

The RPA has recently made the decision to change its payment delivery mechanism for agri-environment scheme holders. Instead of the current system, where the RPA makes an advance payment of 75% of the value of the claim, followed by another payment of the final 25%, the RPA will make one payment for the total value of the annual claim for 2019 claims and onwards.  The move is intended to help the RPA's internal processing in order to be able to deliver a full timely payment for both ELS/HLS and CS claims going forward. The RPA will be in touch with all ELS/HLS and CS agreement holders soon in order to provide further details.