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Following the draft CAP Reform proposals that were published in Autumn 2011 we are expected to see a new process for the allocation of entitlements in 2014 or 2015 (if negotiations are delayed).
All entitlements under the current Single Farm Payment scheme will cease in 2014. A fresh allocation of entitlements will then be established on the land at the claimants disposal in the first year of the new scheme.
In order to activate new entitlements a claimant will need to have successfully “activated at least one payment under the Single Payment Scheme” in 2011 as well as being an “active farmer” and have land “at his disposal”.
We can already see the consequences of such a draft as clients contact us to ask:
From the draft proposals, it is anticipated that we will see the following introduced:
As with the whole draft CAP reform caution must prevail before any business decision are made that may effect the allocation of entitlements in 2014.
Please remember the above is based on draft proposals which are still subject to lengthy negotiations, therefore the form and detail could change.
To discuss the Single Farm Payment Scheme or CAP reform in more detail, please contact Lucinda Clifford at the GSC Grays Barnard Castle office – 01833 637000 email@example.com