The cross compliance rules that you must meet in 2023 have not changed from 2022, but there have been some changes to how cross compliance runs.  It is no longer the case that penalties will be applied differently between all other rural payments claimants and those:

  • who claim for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) only
  • whose Countryside Stewardship (CS) agreements start on or after 1 January 2021 only
  • whose CS agreements start on or after 1 January 2021 only and who claim for BPS

A new section has been added to tell you about plans to replace BPS with delinked payments in 2024 and what this means for cross compliance.

Read all the Cross Compliance rules for 2023 on this page.