If you have a 2017 Countryside Stewardship Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant (HBG) agreement, but have not yet made your final claim, the following information will be relevant to you.

Some 2017 HBG customers were advised that their agreement end date was 31 December 2018 and that all of their work must be completed and claimed for by this date, irrespective of the start date of their agreement. It has now been confirm that all 2017 HBG customers will have the normal agreement end date of 2 years from their agreement start date. Their work must be completed by this revised agreement end date, with a further 3 months permitted to submit the claim.

If you have an agreement that states that you need to submit a claim by 31 December 2018, the correct date to submit your claim should be 2 years and 3 months from the start of your agreement.

If your agreement already says that you have 2 years and 3 months from the start of your agreement to submit your claim, then you simply need to meet this deadline.

If you have any questions you can call the RPA on 03000 200 301 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm).
You can email via [email protected]
Or you can write to:
Natural England
Apex Court
City Link

If you have any questions about anything mentioned above, you can speak to your local FWAG SW adviser by calling 01823 660684. Alternatively, you can email us on [email protected]