The Scottish Parliament


The Future CAP Direct Payments Consultation Briefing

Friday, March 14, 2014

“Crofting is under threat, probably as never before” Patrick Krause, Scottish Crofting Federation

The purpose of the consultation on the future of CAP direct payments (Pillar one) is to help the Scottish Government decide on how the direct payments are implements from the 1st of January 2015. It covers all of the sections which will make up the future direct payments and will look at the options which are available to the Scottish Government when implementing these new rules.

The briefing will help to explain these options, which are the most relevant to crofting and what the implications could be for crofting and the Highlands and Islands. It is to inform members and to encourage you to submit your own response as well as contributing to the SCF’s own response. We are also encouraging members to get together in local groups to respond.

While it could be beneficial for all members to read and respond to the entire consultation we recognise that not everyone will have the time or ability to do this. We have therefore pulled out the sections and question which we feel are most important for you to respond to.

The deadline has been extended to the 28th of March 2014.

Link to consultation:

Link to response page:

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SCF Response to SRDP Stage 2 Consultation

Friday, March 07, 2014

SCF response to the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014-2020 Stage 2 Consultation.

This consultation relates to ‘Pillar Two’ of the current Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) reform. Our response focuses on the issues most relevant to the crofting community.

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