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Entitlements Trading


We offer a comprehensive service in the trading of all types of Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements for farmers in both England and Scotland.


We trade Entitlements on a nationwide basis. If you have surplus Entitlements you want to sell, or if you want to source additional Entitlements to maximise your annual claim, give us a call to discuss your requirements.Entitlements can be traded throughout the year but the Entitlements market is at its busiest in spring, as farmers wishing to claim on additional Entitlements need to have them in place



2019 Trading now Available

C&D Rural are now trading English and Scottish Entitlements for claiming under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) for 2019 onwards.  

We will be trading three categories of Entitlements in England -Lowland and Disadvantaged (Non SDA), Severely Disadvantaged (SDA) and Moorland as well as three categories in Scotland – Payment Region 1, 2 and 3. Entitlements can be traded throughout the year but parties wishing to claim on additional Entitlements in 2019 must have submitted a transfer request to the Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (SGRPID) by the 2nd April 2019 or to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) by the 15th May 2019.

Who will want to buy Entitlements
Farmers who have bought or rented land without Entitlements (naked acres) will wish to buy Entitlements.

Who will want to sell Entitlements
Farmers or Landowners who now have less than 5 hectare of land in England or 3 hectares of land in Scotland who cannot claim under the BPS Scheme.

A Farmer or Landowner who has sold or given up land and has more BPS Entitlements than eligible land.

Lot Sizes
Lot sizes can be split to suit the buyer but Entitlements cannot be stacked up i.e. you cannot buy two hectares of Entitlement and stack it on one hectare of land.




Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements Availability

All Types Required
 Now closed        
 Non SDA 25.0 ha  



3.64 ha

3.44 ha










11.17 ha

2.27 ha

3.16 ha

2.02 ha

13 ha







SDA Moorland  111 ha   £60  

V.A.T. will be payable on Entitlements if the seller is V.A.T. registered and all are entitlements will have VAT added unless stated otherwise.


Selling Your BPS Entitlements

If you would like to sell BPS Entitlements then please complete either the English or Scottish instruction form below, as appropriate, and then either e-mail or post it back to us with a screenshot of your 2018 RPA online entitlement balance in England or your 2018 SGRPID online entitlement balance in Scotland together with copies of your last two payment letters to confirm that you hold these entitlements and that they have been established.


If you have any queries or require any further information regarding the trading of Entitlements then please contact  Tracey Turnbull on (01228) 792299.



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