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Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition


The Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme is the centrepiece of the Government’s new approach to farm support, as well as being key to delivering its environmental ambitions. Over the period 2021-27, the new scheme will be piloted and then fully introduced, while EU-style direct payments will be phased out.

Ahead of the national pilot of ELM launching in 2021, this inquiry asked if the Government’s plans were realistic and whether it had listened to farmers and land managers. It looked at the support farmers would need to manage the transition, and how the new scheme could be made to work for farmers and the environment.


Read our Report, published in October 2021