Uniform Start Dates and Alignment of payments in 2015 – What you need to know?

From 2015 onwards, all new agri-environment agreements will have a single start date of 1 January in every year, rather than monthly start dates as at present.
You can read the Q & A here. There is also a payment timing tool to check how individual agreements are affected.
Messages to take away:
The total amount money for the lifetime of an agreement will not change.

Agreement holders in 2015 with:
  • July to December starts -  the impact is an improved ES cash flow and this accounts for 60% agreement holders
  •  February to June starts -  will receive lower payments than anticipated
  • January starts negligible impact ~ 6% of agreement holders

To find out more you can download the webinar here.