Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024 Annoucement

Following the UK’s exit from the EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), on the 30th November 2020 Defra published their Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024 for the new agricultural policy in England.

Their ‘Farming is Changing’ publication (VIEW HERE) summarises the content of the plan and is aimed at farmers and land managers. It sets out the latest information on farming policy in England from the 1st January 2021 and will be updated as needed, aiming to remove some uncertainty. It gives information that farmers and those in the farming industry might need to get ready for, such as:

  • phasing out direct payments
  • changing how the UK and EU work together
  • changing rules and regulations
  • grant programmes

2021 will initiate the start of the 7 year transition away from the EU-based rules and towards a system in which the UK will pay farmers to improve the environment, improve animal health and welfare, and reduce carbon emissions. This is aimed to help enable the UK meet ambitious targets such as the protection of 30% of UK land by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050.

Edwin Thompson are here to help farmers both understand and comply with the changing rules and regulations, helping farmers understand all the new schemes and support the government will implement.

From an environmental department, to renewable energy, forestry & woodland and many other rural services, we are here every step of the way to help you navigate through the next 7 years and into a new phase for the UK’s agriculture sector.

To talk to one of our dedicated rural agents please contact one of our offices below:

Keswick: 017687 72988

Carlisle: 01228 548385

Berwick: 01289 304432

Galashiels:01896 751300

Kendal: 01539 769790