Defra has agreed with the European Commission that the deadline for submitting Countryside Stewardship multi-annual claims should be extended by one month to 15 June.
This is to allow Natural England to provide agreements to those agreement holders who have yet to receive an agreement for works due to start on 1 January 2018.
Natural England is due to write to affected agreement holders this week. To see the Defra announcement in full please click here.
Please be aware, this deadline extension only relates to Countryside Stewardship Mid and Higher tier.
For further information on the Countryside Stewardship Scheme contact a member of our Farm Business Team: