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Increase in payments rates from 1st January 2022

Fri 7 January 2022

DEFRA has announced an increase in payments rates for many Countryside Stewardship options.
For example, payments for GS5 Permanent grassland with very low inputs in SDAs increased from £16 to £71; GS2 Permanent grassland with very low inputs (outside SDAs) from £95 to £132; GS4 Legume and herb-rich swards from £309 to £358; HS1 Maintenance of Weatherproof Traditional Farm Buildings from £3.25 to £4.03 and SW1 4-6m buffer strip on cultivated land from £353 to £419.

These increases are relevant not only to the forthcoming 2023 agreements but to existing agreements with effect from 1st January 2022. A list of the revised payment rates can be found on Gov.UK. For those who have not yet engaged with Countryside Stewardship, we urge you to re-consider. Applications are due to open in February/March 2022.

For further information please contact: 
Katie Davies / Ella Harris (Knighton: 01547 528621) 
Gareth Wall / Beth Gilbert (Kington Office: 01544 230316) 
Joanna Wall (Craven Arms: 01588 672385) 
Phillip Blackman Howard (Ludlow: 01584 813764) 
Simon Edwards (Hay: 01497 820778) 
Ellie Torrance (Brecon: 01874 610990)
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