Double funding – ELS payment reductions

Pile of Fifty Pound Sterling Notes --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisAnyone with an ELS Agreement that started on or after January 1 2012 could have their payment reduced.

Reductions will apply to agreements which fall under what is generally referred to as ‘Double Funded Options’.

These are options deemed as features which could be used as Ecological Focus Areas for the Greening element of the Basic Payment Scheme. The Government has now said that payment will not be made twice on the same area of land.

If you are affected you should have already received a letter from Natural England indicating you are having a payment reduction so contact the team to discuss your options on 01829 773000.