REA & WHA submits response to Environment Land Management (ELMs) consultation 

With the end of the UK’s transition period with the EU approaching, DEFRA are continuing development of the future regime for agriculture and land use payments. The replacement for the current direct payments model will be the Environment Land Management (ELM) scheme and will be based on the mantra of “public money for public goods”. The scheme is due to start in 2024, but a National Pilot will begin towards the end of 2021. 


The WHA joined with protagonists in the energy crops field (both members and non members) to formulate a joint response. This fed into the the main REA response which can be read  here: REA submitted response to ELMs

The summary key points from the REA’s response are as follows: