Common Agricultural Policy

Common Agricultural Policy guidance:

Rural Development 2014-2020 The Rural Development Programme for England (2007–13) ended on 31 December 2013 and was replaced by the Rural Development Programme for...

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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...

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The Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) Scheme is one element of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme, managed by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) (in succession to Natural...

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The OELS closed to new applications on 26 September 2014. The Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS) Scheme is one element of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme , the...

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The Uplands Entry Level Stewardship (UELS) Scheme is one element of the Environmental Stewardship scheme, managed by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) (in succession to...

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Under Pillar 1 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), farmers receive direct subsidy payments under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), which started in 2015. The BPS...

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Pillar 1 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) allows farmers in Wales to receive direct subsidy payments under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), which started in 2015....

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Overview Countryside Stewardship is an environmental land management scheme, which is part of the 2014 to 2020 Rural Development Programme for England. It is open to...

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Under the Common Agricultural Policy, a farmer who claims either pillar 1 direct payments or pillar 2 rural development payments must, unless exempt, comply with the...

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The risk of double funding arises because of the potential overlap between Pillar 1 direct support (in the form of payment under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and...

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Under the Common Agricultural Policy 2014–2020, one of the conditions for receiving a payment under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is that a farmer must comply with...

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The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the package of legislation and practices adopted by the European Union (EU) to provide a common, unified policy on agriculture...

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Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) provides financial support for rural development, which is designed to secure three overarching objectives: • fostering...

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In order to qualify for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments, and also for an allocation of 2015 entitlements in Wales, the applicant must be an ‘active farmer’. A...

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