The Soil Protection Review (SPR) is part of cross compliance in England. Completing the SPR online is quicker, easier and reduces your chances of an inspection.

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Before you start

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Getting help

Contact the Farming Advice Service if you have any queries about the SPR.

Farming Advice Service
0345 345 1302
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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Keeping a copy on your farm

You don’t have to complete the review online. Instead, you can keep a copy on your farm. Either:

  • use a spreadsheet
  • download, print out and complete the latest version (SPR 2010)


Sign up as an agent if you want to use the Soil Protection Review for more than 1 farmer.

Cross compliance

These standards are part of cross compliance. You must meet them to get your farming subsidy under the Single Payment Scheme.