Future agri-environment schemes: How to get the best for your business

2021 marks the start of a four-year transition period during which BPS (Basic Payment Schemes) will be phased out in the lead up to Environmental Land Management.

The best way to keep payments coming in and ensure you’re ready for E.L.M. is to apply for the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, and there is good news.

The scheme is being simplified with new offers to apply for, and additional penalties have been removed (although reductions can still occur where things can’t be put right). There will be advice and support to help you enhance the environment as part of a sustainable business.

From April 2021-2024, the Farming in Protected Landscapes scheme will provide financial support to farmers and other land managers in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The funding will help them support and manage the natural environment, cultural heritage and public access.

If you would like to find out more about these schemes and how to get involved you can register for a free online workshop

  • Monday 22nd February, 5.00-6.30pm
  • Thursday 4th March, 5.00-6.30pm
  • Tuesday 23rd March, 1.00-2.30pm 

Follow the link to find out more and register at


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