The Scottish Parliament


SCF Response to the CAP Pillar 1 to Pillar 2 Transfer of Funds ‘mini-consultation’

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s proposal to transfer funds from pillar 1 to pillar 2. The SCF does not agree with the amount suggested in principle, though our reservations regarding pillar 2 will be obvious. We strongly disagree with the suggestion that LFASS will be used in the same way as it is currently and that CCAGS will be opened to non-crofters.

An overall objective of the CAP reform, we were told by the European Commission, is to move money away from direct payments and into rural development, where it can be targeted to achieve specific outcomes. With Scotland receiving the lowest rural development payments in Europe, it does seem anomalous that the full 15% transfer of funds from agricultural direct payments (pillar 1) to rural development (pillar 2) is being questioned and Scottish Government is minded to only transfer 9.5%.

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SCF response to Duty to Report

Saturday, December 07, 2013

SCF response to the Duty To Report Form issued by the Crofting Commission for consultation.

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SCF Response to Common Grazing Regulations Consultation

Friday, December 06, 2013

SCF Response to the Crofting Commission's Common Grazings Regulations Consultation.

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