BPS Impact Calculator
From 2021, the area-based Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in England is being phased out over seven years. Our BPS Impact Calculator allows you to see the impact the reduction in payments will have on your farm business.
All you need to do is enter your 2020 BPS payment and in a matter of seconds, you'll have the result. This will help you to:
- understand how your income will be affected and plan for the future
- start conversations with others involved in the business
- explore the new options replacing BPS, such as the Sustainable Farming Incentive
To get started, simply sign up/log in and add details of your farm. You'll then be able to access the calculator.
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Protect your future: the time to ACT is now
By 2028, farmers will no longer receive BPS payments. Instead, new payment systems based on environmental outcomes and public goods are being introduced.
With this in mind, it is important to prepare now for this period of upcoming change:
- Assess the impact
- Consider income
- Talk and explore
Based on previous research we know that, on average, BPS makes up around 60% of UK farm net income. This shows there is a significant reliance on BPS in order to realise a sustainable profit.
Watch the video where Tom Forshaw, Senior Policy Analyst, talks through how the tool can help farmers to prepare for any challenges ahead.