Policy paper

CAP reform in England: Status report on direct payments

An update on direct payments (including “greening”).

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This status report, which sets out a factual update on direct payments (including “greening”), will be of relevance to those with an interest in how we implement the revised Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) in England. It is based on our best understanding of the CAP proposals, but some details could change significantly before the new direct payments system actually comes into operation in January 2015.

We have set out only a high level view, because detailed rules are not yet available. If you expect to claim direct payments, you should not rely on this note when making business decisions but instead you may want to seek professional advice.

Published 12 August 2013
Last updated 19 August 2013 + show all updates
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