Basic Payment is being replaced by Delinked Payments from 2024. To receive Delinked payments, you must have claimed, and be eligible for, BPS 2023 in England. Your Delinked Payments Information Statement will arrive soon. It shows the reference data for your business and the reference amount RPA will use to calculate your Delinked payments if you are eligible.

The ‘reference data’ is your Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments in the reference period (2020 to 2022 scheme years), before some reductions and penalties (see below). The ‘reference amount’ is the sum of the reference data divided by 3 to give an average figure.

The amount you are paid will be less than your reference amount because RPA will apply progressive reductions each year.

What you need to do

You should check the reference data shown on your statement against your BPS income and claim statements from 2020, 2021 & 2022. If you disagree with the figures you have until midnight 29 February 2024 to query them.

If you intend to transfer some or all of your reference data and have a query, tell the RPA as soon as possible, and no later than 31 December 2023. This will give us time to resolve the query before you transfer.

If you would like any help to check your details, please don’t hesitate to contact Carol Johnson

077753693111 01434 607023