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Single Payment Scheme

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The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) pays eligible farmers to protect and enhance the countryside.

In 2015, following the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) was replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme.

Existing SPS entitlements ceased on 31 December 2014 and were replaced with BPS entitlements allocated to eligible farmers who applied using the 2015 SAF.