Cross Compliance Verifiable Standards for England
To explain what we will look for during an inspection and to help you understand how we process the results, we have published the ‘Cross Compliance Verifiable Standards for England’. This is the same guide which is used by our inspectors.
The table below also contains a copy of the 2014 severity calculator. We use this with the verifiable standards to work out the severity of breaches of SMR 7 (cattle identification).
These documents give details about how we work out the intent, extent, severity, permanence and repetition of breaches and should be used with the payment reduction matrices.
Actual breaches may be assessed differently to reflect the circumstances of each individual case.
Guidelines for classifying the seriousness of XC failures
Verifiable Standards for England (applicable from 01/01/2014)
SMR 7 Severity Calculator
We will update the ‘Cross Compliance Verifiable Standards for England’ if there are any changes to cross compliance requirements.
Guidance for inspectors for previous years is available from the related links on the left.
Page published: 13 January 2014