Guidance

CAP Reform: August 2014 update (including ‘greening: how it works’)

Latest information about new CAP schemes in England, including more detail about greening, crop diversification and Ecological Focus Areas.

Documents

CAP Reform: The new Common Agricultural Policy schemes in England - August 2014 update including ‘Greening: how it works in practice’

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CAP Reform: Cross compliance: lists of SMRs and GAECs from 2015

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Details

Each of our CAP Reform Countdown leaflets is designed to be read as part of a series of updates and to build on the one before it. When full guidance for each of the CAP schemes is published, it will replace some of what’s in these leaflets.

You can find a list of published guidance – covering Basic Payment Scheme and Rural Development Programme schemes – at www.gov.uk/cap-reform.

This August update on CAP Reform follows ‘an introduction to the Common Agricultural Policy schemes in England’, published in April 2014.

This update contains latest news about the Basic Payment Scheme and Rural Development Programme, including:

  • changes to cross compliance
  • a new environmental land management scheme
  • the CAP Information Service
  • crop diversification rules and exemptions
  • exemptions from the Ecological Focus Area rules
  • how to calculate Ecological Area requirements

Alongside the leaflet we’ve published tables showing which Statutory Management Requirements (SMRs) and Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAECs) will apply from 2015 onwards.

More information will be published on GOV.UK and available via www.gov.uk/cap-reform as schemes are finalised.

Published 14 August 2014