Pig and Poultry Assurance Scheme: intensive farming

Guidance about the Pig and Poultry Assurance Scheme available under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.


EPR Intensive Farming - Pig and Poultry Assurance Scheme

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This guidance describes what the Pig and Poultry Assurance Scheme is and what the benefits are of joining. It specifies who can join the scheme and how, and when a farm may be expelled from the scheme.

Published 5 March 2013
Last updated 3 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. This page has been updated by the Environment Agency as a result of the strategic review of charges. The review was consulted on between November 2017 and January 2018. The changes commence from April 2018.
  2. Updated guidance for 2016.
  3. New information has been added about: * the amount of money that farmers save * sites of high public interest have been added to the eligibility criteria * confirmation that if a permit is varied the farm stays in the scheme
  4. First published.