Budget 2021-22: Cuts to Agri-Environment Climate Scheme Funding

12th February 2021

The recently published Scottish Budget 2021-22 shows that the budget for the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) has been cut from £42.7m to £34.2m. The AECS funding was already insufficient to secure the scale of uptake by farmers needed to address declines in farmland wildlife and help tackle climate change. This cut makes matters significantly worse.

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