Sustainable Farming Incentive - DEFRA's PLANS
DEFRA’s plans – download the government paper here.
ELMS- Public Money for Public Goods
The discussions around what will happen to farm payments have rumbled since before the referendum in June 2016. DEFRA, in recent months, has begun to provide more details around what will replace the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), the Countryside Stewardship (CS) and the many other funds presently available to farmers and landowners.
The recent policy statement to accompany the Agriculture Bill, introduced to Parliament on the 16th January 2020, aiming for Royal Assent by June 2020 has provided commentary to the legislative framework for the policy, including the phasing out of BPS, the transition of CS agreements and the introduction of ELMS (Environmental Land Management Scheme).
Download the government paper here