Case law: SPS decision quashed as judge finds no evidence that an act or omission attributable to Stody Estate caused breach

A decision regarding the single farm payment scheme (SPS) has been quashed in the case of Stody Estate Ltd v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs v National Farmers’ Union.

Certain eligibility criteria must be met for farmers to receive payments under the scheme, one of which is conserving wildlife and keeping the land in good agricultural and environmental condition. Payments may be reduced or ...

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