Working towards a sustainable environment

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)

The Basic Payment Scheme is open to eligible farmers under the Direct Payment System. It includes a top-up Greening payment (Payment for Agricultural Practices beneficial for the Climate and the Environment).

OCAE Consultants Ltd. are DAFM Farm Advisory Service (FAS) approved agents for online completion and submission of the annual BPS application.

We provide advice on compliance with Greening requirements for tillage farms.

We complete the annual Nitrates records required for cross compliance.

We manage the completion and submission of entitlement transactions for leases, sales and gifts.

In addition we manage applications for

Young Farmer Scheme
Areas of Natural Constraint (previously Disadvantaged Area),
National Reserve Scheme
Protein Aid (Eligible crops: Beans, Peas, Lupins)