You must meet the rules throughout the year if you claim for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), a stewardship scheme or the Farm Woodland Premium element of the English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) in 2022.
There are no changes to the rules but DEFRA have made some changes to the way we run cross compliance that may benefit you Such as:
- improvements in the way we communicate with farmers following some cross compliance visits by RPA field officers
- when assessing how severe a non-compliance is, where appropriate, we’ll take into account how you’ve engaged with the rules, any possible harm to the environment, or level of risk to public or animal health.
Details on what to expect at inspection can be viewed here.