To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have undertaken with the Scottish Government about the total financial package they expect to provide to support Scottish agriculture beyond the 2021/22 financial year.
8 February 2021
The 2020 Spending Review allocated £570 million to the Scottish Government for farm support. This settlement ensures that, together with remaining receipts under Pillar 2 of the EU Common Agricultural Policy, Scotland’s farm support budget for 2021-22 is the same as in 2019. This delivers on the government’s commitment to maintain the current annual budget for UK farmers during this parliament. It is for the Scottish Government to determine how to allocate this funding to farmers, land managers and the rural economy.