Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)



The Committee agreed on 5 October 2016, as part of their work programme to receive regular updates from the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity on Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).

The EU Common Agricultural Policy has two pillars. Pillar 1 provides direct payments to farmers and is fully funded by the EU. Pillar 2 supports rural development, is jointly funded by the EU, national governments and transfers from Pillar 1.

See more information on previous sessions here.


Correspondence received in 2017

Correspondence received in 2016

CAP Payments Update

The latest monthly updates on the CAP 2019 Payments from the Scottish Government:


Work by Other Committees

Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee also conducted scrutiny of the CAP IT system. Further information is available on the Committee’s website.

See joint correspondence below -

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