Defra asked for views on a discussion document outlining a little more detail about the proposed Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELM), in February but paused the consultation. Discussion about the scheme, in which farmers will be paid for work which enhances the environment, replacing the schemes currently available under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), has now been re-started and we have given our response.

Read our response here.

Read more about the consultation on the Government website here.