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Minor and temporary adjustment (MTA) form: Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship

Form for Countryside Stewardship (CS) and Environmental Stewardship (ES) agreement holders to request a minor and temporary adjustment to the requirements for the options in their agreement.

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Use this form to request a minor and temporary change when you cannot meet the rules for the options in a CS or ES agreement. (For previous similar schemes, this was known as requesting ‘a derogation’.) You can use this form for issues such as adverse weather conditions - for example hot weather leading to:

  • hay crops needing to be cut earlier than usual
  • you needing to make changes to grazing, cropping and supplementary feeding requirements

You must return the form to the Rural Payments Agency, so it can be approved before you make any changes to how you manage your agreement.

Published 4 July 2018
Last updated 16 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Form updated to include Environmental Stewardship requests for minor and temporary adjustments.
  2. Changed return form to Natural England to return form to RPA
  3. First published.