Cross Compliance

Cross Compliance

Cross compliance is a set of rules which tells applicants what they must (and must not) do to receive rural payments for:

  • The Basic Payment Scheme
  • Countryside Stewardship
  • Entry Level Stewardship (including Organic Entry Level Stewardship and Uplands Entry Level Stewardship)
  • Higher Level Stewardship (including Organic Higher Level Stewardship and Uplands Higher Level Stewardship, but not including HLS agreements that started before January 2007)
  • Woodland Management Grant and Farm Woodland Premium elements of English Woodland Grant Scheme

Cross compliance is made up of ‘Statutory Management Requirements’ (SMRs) and ‘Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions’ (GAECs).  They are about:-

  • Public, animal and plant heath
  • Environment, climate change and good agricultural condition of land
  • Animal welfare

For more information please contact either:

Kathryn Williams on 07971 583638 or email

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