To be eligible for a payment under the Basic Payment Scheme a farmer must hold a payment entitlement for each hectare of eligible land included in the application. In England the minimum Basic Payment Scheme claim area is five eligible hectares1. Unlike under the Single Payment Scheme there is only one type of entitlement under the Basic Payment Scheme.
Entitlements are personal property and do not attach to land. They can be sold or leased (either with a corresponding transfer of land or without), gifted, left as part of an inheritance or transferred as part of a
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