Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 - 2020

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Scottish Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020

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Rural Payments and Services is the new online system for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It includes information, guidance and online services for people in rural areas across Scotland.

To use the new system, customers will need to re-register their business details. When this information is up to date, the new online system will make submitting an application or claim clearer, simpler and smarter.


What is the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 - 2020?


The Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 - 2020 delivers Pillar 2 of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It funds economic, environmental and social measures for the benefit of rural Scotland. The SRDP is co-funded by the European Commission and the Scottish Government and reflects the 6 EU Rural Development Priorities. The programme also reflects the Scottish Government National Performance Framework (NPF).


More information on Pillar 1 of the CAP - Direct payments including Greening is available.


The proposed SRDP 2014 - 2020 was submitted to the European Commission on Thursday 19th June 2014 using the template provided. A separate glossary of terms that are used throughout the document. The European Commission will take around 6 months to consider and approve the programme and we aim to open the new SRDP from January 2015.


Richard Lochhead Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food & Environment announced further details of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) in December 2014.


What is available under the SRDP 2014- 2020?


A list of the proposed schemes is available.


Details of the Agri-Environment- Climate payment rates for the SRDP 2014 - 2020 are now available.


Rates are being discussed with European Commission so are in draft at present. We are aiming to achieve approval of these, and broader RDP plans, as soon as possible.


Please note that Forestry payment rates will be published separately once finalised.


What is the Key Purpose and Priorities for SRDP 2014 - 2020?


The key purpose of the SRDP 2014 - 2020 is to help achieve sustainable economic growth in Scotland’s rural areas and the priorities remains broadly the same as the previous programme:  The main priorities are:


  • Enhancing the rural economy
  • Supporting agricultural businesses
  • Protecting and improving the natural environment
  • Addressing the impact of climate change
  • Supporting rural communities


A Partnership Agreement outlines how the SRDP 2014 - 2020 will have a joined-up approach with other European funds in Scotland for economic growth and fisheries.


Other information.


Fraud warning - Farmers across Scotland are advised to be alert to ongoing banking scams in which fraudsters are targeting the farming community.


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To provide you with more information, we are inviting you to sign up to RPID’s new Facebook page, to help us engage with you, our rural stakeholders better. Please sign up now and press ‘like’ to follow us - Rural Matters.