Following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, the Agricultural Act was issued to replace the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) stating a new system of subsidies to agricultural and forestry activities, such as direct payments and l and rural development payments, now called as basic payment scheme encompassing greening payments.

In article 1, the law establishes that the government will give financial assistance to activities that mitigate or adapt to climate change and section 35 the read meat levy.