What CXCS can do for you
Farmers in receipt of the Basic Payment can be inspected at any time of the year from various adjudicating bodies.
Current cross compliance regulations require that certain documents and records are available and up-to-date.
One of the difficulties many farmers experience is that the inspection can take various forms: it may be focused on NVZ regulations, it may be field-based (Protection Zones), or it could be only on ELS / HLS / CSS matters - the inspection is never predictable.
But there is always one common theme, there will be an examination of your records, as you are expected to have these available at all times. This examination of your records demonstrates that you are farming in line with the current environmental regulations.
Inspectors may also request to see your farm yard(s), this ensures that SSAFO regulations are being met if applicable.
When you are notified about an inspection, call us as soon as possible. We will ask you for some important information, such as the inspector's name and contact number so that we can organise a time to go through the paperwork with them prior to their visit. We will also ask what they're inspecting for.