Written Question on Environmental Stewardship Scheme

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Date Title Questioner
12 Apr 2018, 9:34 a.m. Environmental Stewardship Scheme Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown


To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many claims for payment for work under the Higher Level Stewardship scheme which took place in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 are unresolved; and whether he has set a target date for the resolution of those claims.

Answer (George Eustice)

Holders of Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreements receive two payments: an advance and a final payment.

1,111 (20%) of HLS agreements are still to receive their final payment for 2016.

6,774 (52%) of HLS agreements are still to receive a payment for 2017.

There is no set deadline for Environmental Stewardship payments. Natural England is focused on making the payments and we are keeping farming groups regularly updated on progress.

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