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Direct payments to farmers: Decisions

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This publication explains the decisions for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Pillar 1, direct payments for farmers.

Decisions will come into force from January 2015. During 2014 the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) will continue to operate.

From 2015 a five year transition will begin, introducing a new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in place of SPS with an additional payment for ‘greening’.

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