The Basic Payment Scheme's direct payments (BPS) will be replaced with delinked payments in 2024. Visit GOV.UK for the official guidance on delinking.
The Farming and Countryside Programme is responsible for designing and delivering the new farming schemes in England.
Our new schemes can be divided into one-off payments and ongoing payments.
They are summarised in the Funding for Farmers, growers and land managers page on GOV.UK
You can get get free business advice to help you manage the transition through the Future Farming Resilience Fund.
Sector summary leaflets
The following leaflets explain the list of actions and payments on offer. They are arranged by sector.
Environmental land management schemes: an update
This policy paper sets out how government will pay farmers and land managers to protect and improve the environment alongside food production, and how Environmental Land Management schemes will be delivered. It was published in January 2023.
Funding for farmers, growers and land managers on GOV.UK lists every payment for farmers in England. It is updated regularly.
The Agricultural Transition Plan
The Agricultural Transition Plan sets out the changes we are going to make to agricultural policy in England from 1 January 2021. It also covers what these changes will mean for farmers and land managers.
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