• As the new Countryside Stewardship Scheme approaches the end of its first application window, details of the record keeping requirements have been released.  These are necessary to satisfy the EU and provide evidence that public money is being spent effectively and delivering the intended results.

      Record keeping and evidence will be needed when applying for the scheme, during the agreement period and beyond the agreement period (up to 7 years from the start date).  Full details can be found here.