Cross Compliance Verifiable Standards for England
To explain what we are looking 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 2013 severity calculator. This is used 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
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: 6 June 2013