Covid-19 - Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier applications - exception requests

Information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses

Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier applications - exception requests

The deadline to receive CS Mid-Tier applications is midnight on 31 July.  If you have not yet submitted your form, annexes, and any supporting documents, you need to do so by the deadline if you are able to do so.

RPA have mentioned that email is the safest and quickest way to submit your application.

If you believe you will not be able to meet the 31 July deadline due to coronavirus covid-19, you must email RPA by 31 July to advise of this.  Email: ruralpayments@defra.gov.uk, and use 'CS 2002 Mid-Tier application' as the subject title.  If you are unable to email, you can call the help line on 03000 200 301.

Once you have received an automatic receipt to your email, you will need to submit your application, annexes and supporting documents as soon as possible.  RPA will not accept any applications, including annexes and supporting documents, after midnight on 31 August.

For Wildlife Offers, it is stated that there are no exceptions, and applications must be received before midnight on 31 July.

See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-farmers...

Take care, stay safe.

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