Update on BPS payments on common land

BPS 2017 payments update on common land

Around 8% of the 3834 common land claimants have not yet been paid yet. (This excludes the New Forest commoners who have particular problems with BPS payments). RPA say these claims are held up for non-commons issues and they have to be cleared first before the payment for the common is made.

The most frequent queries from claimants are:

  • What have you paid me and how it is calculated? Unfortunately the computer system can't give a breakdown of how they calcualted the payments
  • Underpayment of claims

We'd like to acknowldge that we are in a much better place than 2016 and 2017 BPS claims and RPA staff have worked hard.

However, if a Federation member has an issue with their commons claim, please get in touch and we may be able to help.