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Rural Affairs Secretary shares new timeframe for the Sustainable Farming Scheme

Climate Change and Rural Affairs Secretary Huw Irranca-Davies at Sealands Farm

A new timeframe for introducing the Sustainable Farming Scheme has been confirmed today (14 May 2024) by Climate Change and Rural Affairs Secretary Huw Irranca-Davies:

  • Confirmation that the Basic Payment Scheme will be available in 2025
  • Proposed Sustainable Farming Scheme transition period will start in 2026
  • “We have always said the Scheme would not be introduced until it is ready and I stand by that” - Rural Affairs Secretary, Huw Irranca-Davies

Existing rural investment schemes, such as the small grants schemes, will continue to support infrastructure changes.

The Welsh Government will also work on a new landscape scale scheme which will build on the experience of previous collaboration schemes. 

This new timeframe will give the opportunity to work through a number of important aspects.

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