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The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) replaced the Single Payment Scheme on 1 January 2015.
Anyone claiming payment for the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) - or certain rural development schemes - must follow this cross compliance guide for the whole of 2014.
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The Guide to Cross Compliance in England 2014
The complete edition of the guide contains all the cross compliance rules. It includes new and updated rules for 2014.
The rules apply across your entire agricultural holding and to all farming activities. You must follow all the rules that are relevant to your business.
The guide also has the following appendices:
SMR 1 Wild birds (PDF, 99.2KB, 9 pages)
SMR 3 Sewage sludge (PDF, 44.4KB, 1 page)
SMR 5 Habitats and species (PDF, 6.88KB, 1 page)
SMR 16 Welfare of calves (PDF, 8.13KB, 1 page)
SMR 17 Welfare of pigs (PDF, 97.1KB, 2 pages)
SMR 18 Animal welfare (PDF, 68.9KB, 7 pages)
GAEC 20 Groundwater (PDF, 514KB, 1 page)
Important things to know for 2014
The ‘What’s new for 2014?’ section tells you what’s changed this year and highlights new rules for:
- Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (SMR 4) – section C in particular
- Increased inspections (SMR 4, SMR 7, GAEC 1)
- TB Testing - if you’re a cattle keeper, TB surveillance and check tests must be carried out by the testing deadline. If you don’t, you won’t meet the cross compliance rules.
These documents give you more information which will help you meet the cross compliance rules:
Cross Compliance Guidance for Soil Management 2010 edition (PDF, 1.88MB, 76 pages)
Defining stone walls of historic and landscape importance (GAEC 13) (PDF, 1.58MB, 75 pages)
You’ll know when to read them because they’re referred to in the main guide.
For advice about how to meet the cross compliance rules on your farm, call the Farming Advice Service on 0845 345 1302 (9am and 5pm Monday to Friday).
Helpline 03000 200 301