‘Cross compliance’ is a set of rules which farmers and land managers must follow on their holding if they are claiming rural payments for:

  • the Basic Payment Scheme
  • Countryside Stewardship
  • Entry Level Stewardship (including Organic Entry Level Stewardship and Uplands Entry Level Stewardship) agreements starting on or after 1 January 2007
  • Higher Level Stewardship (including Organic Higher Level Stewardship and Uplands Higher Level Stewardship) agreements starting on or after 1 January 2007
  • Woodland Management Grant and Farm Woodland Premium elements of English Woodland Grant Scheme agreements starting on or after 1 January 2007.

 

Cross compliance is made up of ‘Statutory Management Requirements’ (SMRs) and standards for ‘Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions’ (GAECs).

 

They cover the following areas:

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

 

4R Reassurance ensures you are compliant with the Cross Compliance Rules.