Farmers in England will benefit from simplified administration in 2021.
With the UK under EU membership, farmers must comply with “greening” requirements in order to qualify for certain additional subsidy payments.
With the UK leaving the EU at the end of 2020, this requirement will not apply – farmers will receive the additional payments alongside their Basic Payment allocation for 2021.
Beyond 2021, farmers will begin to transition towards the new Environmental Land Management scheme – this is under development (public consultation just ended). Further details will be published in Autumn 2020.
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