Rural Hub
Back

Update on the planned rollout of the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) – a new system rewarding farmers who deliver public goods

1 min

In the 25-Year Environment Plan the government announced its intention to design and deliver a new environmental land management system (ELMS)

Using public money to deliver public goods through simple and effective administration:

  • Incentivise and reward land managers to restore and improve natural capital and rural heritage.
  • Deliver more for the environment, including mitigation of and adaptation to the effects of climate change.
  • Be more flexible, putting more management decisions in the hands of land managers.
  • Keep bureaucracy to a minimum, and to provide a more user-friendly application process.

ELMS is expected by the government to help deliver six of the 10 goals of the 25-Year Environment Plan

Defra wants almost all land managers to sign up to the ELMS. It expects a higher level of participation due to Basic Payments being phased out by 2028.

Work on the design of the ELMS has begun, and will involve a process of Pioneers, tests and trials and a National Pilot over the next 4 – 6 years.

This paper summarises what we understand is happening under each of these. It will be updated when new information is available.

Jason Beedell
Director, Research
Head Office, London
44 203 7970 598
Send a message to Jason Beedell
1 min

Related Articles

21.05.2020

Strutt & Parker support for new National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise

Strutt & Parker is delighted to announce that it will be one of the founding business service partners of the new National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE). The Centre plans to undertake research and knowledge exchange to support resilience and innovation among rural firms, unlocking the untapped potential of rural economies across the UK. […]
20.05.2020

Land Business Update | Week Commencing 18th May 2020

Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. S&P news Land Business magazine out this week It includes articles on how businesses can respond to COVID, investment, a mindset for success, biodiversity net gain, collaborative ventures, woodland carbon and much more. Keep an eye out in your email inboxes on Friday or on the Rural Hub for more […]
15.05.2020

Let Strutt & Parker take the strain on BPS and CSS

Farmers are showing their usual resilience and fortitude in the face of new challenges and most businesses have already completed their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application and Environmental (ES) or Countryside Stewardship (CS) claims by the traditional deadline of 15 May. Nevertheless, DEFRA’s decision to extend the claim deadline to 15 June will have been welcomed by […]
14.05.2020

Cereals Live 2020: Rethinking the arable rotation

Arable growers may need to rethink their arable rotation as they strive to improve productivity in an environmentally sustainable way. One of the biggest questions currently facing farmers is how they can adapt their systems to deal with the phasing out of Basic Payments and the introduction of the Environmental Land Management System (ELMS). Growers […]

Talk to us

Want to talk to us about our rural specialisms? Send us a message and we will make sure it gets to the right person.

Please write your name
Please write a message

Sign up

Sign up to be notified when we launch new publications so you’re always ahead of the research.

Please write your name
Please write a correct email address
Send me updates about
Please tick a box