Latest news on CAP and direct payments.
On 11 June 2014 Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, announced his decisions on CAP implementation. The Scottish Government has produced a series of guides:
Greening FAQs (Please see new amendments on pages 2, 3, 4 and 6 - last published on August 21, 2014)
An introduction to what it means to you
Direct Payments guide (Pillar 1)
Direct Payments leaflet (Pillar 1)
Scottish Rural Development Programme (Pillar 2)
Direct Payments Analysis paper
Details of the way the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be implemented in Scotland were formally submitted to Europe on August 1, 2014. The news release is available here.
June 11, 2014 - Pillar Two: Scotland Rural Development Programme
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, announced his decisions on CAP implementation today in Parliament. The Scottish Government has produced two Factsheets covering the Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 decisions along with a Direct Payments Analysis paper.
A summary document of the proposals is also available.
Rural Matters Facebook page
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The Scotland Rural Development Programme was a £1.2 billion programme of economic, environmental and social measures, designed to develop rural Scotland between 2007 and 2013. The next stage of the Scotland Rural Development Programme is due to run from 2014-2020.
The Scottish Government has taken steps to ensure that transition arrangements are in place for as much as possible of the SRDP for 2014, until the new Common Agricultural Policy starts in 2015.
The Scottish Government is committed to listening to customers in helping to shape the way it delivers services. Please send general comments and suggestions to SRDPfeedback@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.
If you have a specific question please contact your local area office.