We want to offer farmers in England the option to leave the sector with a lump sum payment. We also plan to delink Direct Payments from the land. Today we launch a consultation on our proposals. In this post, I’ll give an overview.
Alastair Walton is a policy adviser in the Direct Payments Team within the Future Farming and Countryside Programme.
Part of Alastair’s work includes designing a lump sum exit scheme for farmers.
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The Future Farming and Countryside Programme
Defra is delivering one of the biggest industry changes to any sector anywhere in the UK.