Policy paper

Common land payments: policy change

Policy on payments in relation to common land, including a May 2015 update.

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


May 2015 update: Changes to rural payments on common land


This note sets out our policy for the allocation of eligible area under the Basic Payment Scheme for common land and certain areas of shared grazing.

It also explains that some farmers may be able to claim additional amounts under the Single Payment Scheme and possibly entitlements for some previous years.

May 2015 update

The Rural Payments Agency have published an update to explain more about this policy change and what it means for those who claim for common land, or who have claimed for common land in the past.

They have sent a printed copy of this update to all current claimants.

Published 16 March 2015
Last updated 19 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added an update with more information about what this policy change will mean for those who currently claim in relation to common land.
  2. First published.