The RPA have announced entitlement values for 2016. When converted from euros to sterling this year’s improved exchange rate of €1 = £0.85228 has helped lift the payment by 16.5% compared to 2015. The Financial Discipline Mechanism (FDM) rate applicable to payments in excess of €2,000 has been confirmed by the European Commission as 1.353905%.
Non SDA payments including greening for 2016 will be €252.98 (£215.61).
SDA payments including greening for 2016 will be €251.16 (£214.06).
Moorland payments including greening for 2016 will be €66.36 (£56.56).
The team at WebbPaton remain ready to answer any queries on BPS and entitlements, and to offer assistance (if needed) with handling BPS claims and Defra matters.