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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which will no longer be derived from EU Common Agricultural Policy. We will introduce content to address the new regimes once the legislation (including the Agriculture Bill) has been enacted.
The Entry Level Stewardship Scheme (ELSS) is the basic level of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme, which is managed by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) (in succession to Natural England) as part of the Rural Development Programme for England (2007–2013). ELSS encourages farmers to engage in a range of environmentally-friendly land management options.
ELSS also forms the gateway to participation in the higher level schemes within the Environmental Stewardship Scheme.
The principal objectives of ELSS are:
conservation of wildlife
maintenance and enhancement of landscape quality and character
protection of the historic landscape, including archaeological features and traditional farm buildings
promotion of public access and understanding of the countryside
protection of natural resources, by improving water quality and reducing soil erosion and surface run-off
The secondary objectives of ELSS are genetic conservation, flood management and helping the natural environment to adapt to climate change.
The full range of management options are set out in the ELSS Handbook, fourth edition (NE 349) (as revised by the
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