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The Single Payment Scheme (‘SPS’)

The SPS was introduced in 2005 to help fund rural development. If farmers hold the requisite number of entitlements, and comply with the scheme’s requirements, they are entitled to receive an annual payment.

Cross compliance requirements requiring the farmer to maintain land in ‘Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition’ are strictly applied by the Rural Payments Agency (‘RPA’). The SPS rules changed in 2009 and are set to change again under the CAP Reform and it is important to ensure that the current rules are observed.

For further information, please contact Alison Hall on 0191 232 8245 or email: alison.hall@hay-kilner.co.uk

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