From January 2015, direct payments, Pillar 1 of the new CAP, will be made up of:
Basic Payment Scheme
Updated 03 March 2015 Greening booklet
Since we published our Greening booklet in October, there have been a few changes that we wanted to let you know about. We made these changes following feedback from the European Commission and we also wanted to give you further clarity on specific topics you have raised with us.
Please have a look at the updated Greening booklet. The changes are highlighted in bold and with a green arrow for changes made in January 2015 and with an orange arrow for changes made in March 2015 on the left hand side so you can see at a glance what has been updated.
This version supersedes previous versions and we recommend that you use this version as guidance from
The reserve will be used to allocate new entitlements (and, in some cases, to increase the unit value of existing entitlements) to young farmers, new entrants and other disadvantaged groups.
Voluntary Coupled Support
For Scottish beef mainland, Scottish beef islands and Scottish sheep.
For further information on rules and eligibility: