Download the Guide to Cross Compliance in England 2019

The new guide to Cross Compliance rules in England for 2019 can be downloaded here. There are no confirmed policy changes to the rules for 2019.  However, please be aware that for SMR 1 Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) land that was in an NVZ for the first time in...

Cross Compliance rules for January 2019

1st – You must start following the rules in the cross compliance 2019 guide from this date. The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2019 year starts. 1st – You can apply organic manure with a high readily available nitrogen content (for example, slurry, poultry...

Reminder of key dates in December

1st – BPS 2018 payment window opens 1st – You need to carry out your annual inventory of sheep and goats. (SMR 8) 31st – Official end of the BPS 2018 scheme year

Countryside Stewardship and Greening

In a change for 2019 it will not be possible to use Countryside Stewardship option land to meet greening Ecological Focus Area (EFA) requirements for the BPS. This will apply to all CS agreements, regardless of start date. Existing CS agreement holders: From 1 January...