What are the reductions in BPS over the next few years
Direct Payments in England from 2021 to 2027
Scheme year 2021 2022 2023 2024
£30,000.00 or less 5% 20% 35% 50%
amounts above £30,000.00 and no more than £50,000.00 10% 25% 40% 55%
What is De-Linking
This is the decoupling of BPS payments from a BPS application.
This begins in 2024
DEFRA plan to make progressive reductions to a ‘reference amount’, based on the average BPS payment you received during the 2020 to 2022 reference period.
What is ELMs?
Environmental Land Management Scheme
What are the levels of ELMS
There are three schemes
Sustainable Farming Incentive
Local Nature Recovery
What is SFI?
The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) is the first of 3 new environmental schemes being introduced under the Agricultural Transition Plan.
Farmers will be paid to provide public goods, such as:
improved water quality
climate change mitigation
animal health and welfare
When is SFI being rolled out
This year (2022) applications are open now to all farmers who receive BPS
Under SFI - how many standards are available?
Three standards available plus an annual health and welfare review for livestock
Arable and horticultural soils
Improved grassland soils
Moorland and rough grazing
Payment Levels for SFI
Introductory - £25 per hectare
Intermediate - £50 per hectare
Can I still apply for CSS?
Applications for Mid, Higher Tier and Wildlife offers are closed.
Applications for Capital Grants are still available.
What is FIPL and how long does it run for?
Farming In Protected Landscapes runs until March 2024