Who'd think it could be so hard handing out money to farmers.To all the nay sayers on here, this thread was intended to allow transfer of information both ways through question and answer, to enable farmers or land managers to understand what the new schemes are likely to involve. Is it so impossible to do that without being so insulting and pointlessly rude?
It's going to be voluntary. That means if you don't like the look of it, there's no compulsion to join. It's that simple.
I happen to agree that the payments aren't very attractive, and past experience with rpa inspections may discourage some. You can make these points without being rude. It's embarrassing to read. We should be pleased that Defra have bothered to engage and we shouldn't put them off doing it again.