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Archive for February, 2017

Single Application Form (SAF) 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Single Application Form (SAF) 2017 will be available to complete ONLY via RPW Online from 6th March 2017. The deadline for submitting your SAF, together with all the necessary supporting documents is midnight, Monday 15 May 2017. Any applications and documents submitted from 16 May up to and including Friday 9 June 2017 will receive late claim penalties.

SAF 2017 must be used to claim payment for the following Schemes:-

  • Basic Payment Scheme(BPS), including Greening and Young Farmer
  • Glastir Entry (GE)
  • Glastir Advanced (GA)
  • Glastir Organic (GO)
  • Glastir Woodland Management (GWM)
  • Improved Land Premium (ILP)
  • Glastir Woodland Creation Premium (GWCP)
  • Glastir Woodland Creation Maintenance (GCM)
  • Glastir Woodland Creation Premium (GCP)

You must also complete the SAF if you wish to apply to the National Reserve for an allocation of BPS Entitlements.

As in previous years, CARA staff will be on hand to help you complete your SAF, and you will therefore need to contact the office on 01570 471516 to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.

Transfer of BPS entitlements

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Farmers can transfer their BPS entitlements by sale, purchase or lease with or without land or via inheritance. Forms must be completed using your RPW Online account before midnight 2 May 2017 in order to make a claim on those entitlements on SAF 2017. Any transfers submitted after that date will not be available to claim on until SAF 2018.

If you are looking to buy or lease entitlements or have some to sell, please contact us here at CARA as soon as possible.

Glastir Advanced 2018

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

If you wish to be considered for a Glastir Advanced 2018 Contract, you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via your RPW Online account. The new round opens on 28 February 2017 and closes at midnight on 31 March 2017.

Further details are available on the Welsh Government website and if you require further assistance with your EOI, please contact us here at CARA.