Agricultural payments: Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

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Rural payments

We administer payments in Scotland on behalf of the EU. Pillar 1 of the CAP is support to farmers' incomes. This support is provided in the form of direct payments and market measures and is entirely financed from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund. 

The EU transition period began on 31 January and ends on the 31 December 2020.

Information about rural payments is available at 

CAP stabilisation plan

In 2017 we produced the CAP stabilisation plan to improve the payment process for customers. We also published a CAP payment timetable in December 2018.

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