Inter-Pillar Transfer Rate in England:Written statement - HLWS89

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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Made on: 20 July 2017
Made by: Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity)
Lords

Inter-Pillar Transfer Rate in England

My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Michael Gove) has today made the following statement.

Today I am announcing that the amount transferred from farmers’ Pillar 1 direct payments to Pillar 2 rural development in England will remain at 12% for 2019 and 2020.

Leaving the EU presents an unprecedented opportunity to develop a new system that works for us. The Government has committed to maintain the same total in cash funds until the end of this parliament. As we prepare to leave, we will work with farmers, food producers and environmental experts across the United Kingdom and with the devolved administrations to devise a new agri-environment system, to be introduced in the following parliament.

I have, therefore, concluded that the inter-pillar transfer should remain unchanged in England under the current Common Agricultural Policy framework.

This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: HCWS87

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