The draft CAP Post-2020 regulations involve significant changes, including the end of the Basic Payment Scheme and the start of the Basic Income Support Scheme (BISS). The proposed BISS, as it stands, will see a number of changes from the current Basic Payment Scheme.
Since the launch of the draft CAP Post-2020 regulations in June 2018, officials from my Department and I have been engaging with our European colleagues and analysing the effects of all of the proposed changes, including changes to the transfer of Payment Entitlements via lease. As the negotiations in relation to the draft regulations are currently on-going, my Department are not in a position to provide specific advice on individual cases beyond 2020 at this time. Farmers will however be notified of any changes which are being introduced by the new CAP legislation when the negotiation process has been finalised.
For my part, I will continue to consult with stakeholders as the negotiation process for the new CAP continues, having regard to the need to deliver on national strategic priorities and to make the most effective use of the funds available.