Public Funding

Public Funding and Payments – Conditions


Under cross compliance, recipients of direct support payments (e.g. Basic Payment Scheme) have to meet certain requirements known as Good Agricultural and Environment Conditions (GAECs), some of which relate to the Muirburn Code. Failure to meet these requirements can result in a reduction being applied to support payments. Full details can be found under GAEC 6 on the Rural Payments and Services website.


Muirburn at Langholm (Photo credit: Langholm Moor Demonstration Project)