Message to all Biodiversity Offsets Payment Calculator users
The BOPC has not been updated for the September 2020 quarter in light of the very low volume of trades during this period (with just 21 trades occurring in the quarter). As a result, the existing BOPC will continue to apply. The next scheduled update will follow the December quarter 2020.
The aim of this page is to provide certainty to all BOPC users about the release of updated biodiversity credit prices.
The release of updated biodiversity credit price will occur on the last working day of the month following each quarter (as per the below calendar).
Updated biodiversity credit prices are valid once both the BOPC online tool version number and the date are upgraded. (See the up-to-date BOPC User Guide to locate the version number of the calculator.)
|Year/quarter||Months||Date of release*|
|First quarter||January to March||Mon, 30 April 2018|
|Second quarter||April to June||Tue, 31 July 2018|
|Third quarter||July to September||Wed, 31 October 2018|
|Fourth quarter||October to December||Thurs, 31 January 2019|
|First quarter||January to March||Tues, 30 April 2019|
|Second quarter||April to June||Wed, 31 July 2019|
|Third quarter||July to September||Thurs, 31 October 2019|
|Fourth quarter||October to December||Fri, 31 January 2020|
|First quarter||January to March||Thurs, 30 April 2020|
|Second quarter||April to June||Fri, 31 July 2020|
|Third quarter||July to September||Fri, 30 October 2020|
|Fourth quarter||October to December||Fri, 29 January 2021|
* All releases are scheduled to happen at close of business on the indicated date. For enquiries about this 2018–2020 update schedule, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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