The Sustainable Farming Incentive forms the baseline entry point for the new Environmental Land Management schemes (ELMS), and it will open in reduced form to all BPS applicants in 2022 (SFI2022) before the full scheme opens in 2024. In the meantime, DEFRA are running an SFI pilot to test different elements of the scheme. For… Read more »
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Applications for the new Countryside Stewardship Scheme are now open. The main priority for Countryside Stewardship is to protect and enhance the natural environment, in particular the diversity of wildlife (biodiversity) and water quality. Other outcomes include: flood management; the historic environment; landscape character; genetic conservation; and educational access. The scheme is jointly run by… Read more »
All Change with BPS! The European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has confirmed that Member States may choose to extend the BPS 2015 submission deadline to Monday 15th June. Whilst this is optional, DEFRA has confirmed that England will use this extension. In addition to the extension, DEFRA have agreed to make paper forms available for completion… Read more »
The SPS 2014 application window is now open. Claimants have until 15th May 2014 to submit their application.