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BPS 2018: Value and Payment Rates Confirmed

BPS 2018: Value and Payment Rates Confirmed

The RPA has confirmed entitlement values and greening payments following confirmation of the BPS exchange rate – which will start landing in bank accounts from Monday 3rd December. The confirmed exchange rate applicable is €1 = £0.89281. For entitlement values, the...
This is the season to sell your home off market

This is the season to sell your home off market

So the clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in, Christmas is apparently just around the corner, the “uncertainty” hype over Europe continues and those balmy summer evenings only a few months ago seem a distant memory. “So why would I want to sell my house...
Stay Compliant in NVZ’s – No spreading!

Stay Compliant in NVZ’s – No spreading!

We are now well into the closed periods for spreading both organic and manufactured fertilisers in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones, with October 15th marking the start of the closed period for spreading organic manure on grassland. No manufactured Nitrogen can be applied...

Success for our Clients at Planning Committee

Last week two applications were given consent from Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee on our clients’ land. The first of these applications which was submitted by Jack Lunn (Properties) Ltd sought planning permission to erect 18 dwellings within the...

BPS Exchange Rate Set

The Rural Payments Agency has confirmed that the euro exchange rate has been set for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 payments made in sterling. The rate is an average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set in September 2018. The rate is €1 = 0.89281. This...

Key Dates – October

We are nearly into the middle of October (believe it or not!) so we’ve got some key dates for farmers and the cross compliance requirements 👉 🎃 October 15th – This marks the start of the closed period for applying organic manure with high...

Environmental Schemes – Into the Future

The Government Policy Statement regarding the Agriculture Bill confirmed that 2019 is to see a “simplified” application process which should include:- Reducing the size of the Mid Tier application form The ability to create application packs online from Spring 2019...

Chartered Architect joins Lister Haigh

Marie Harris, chartered architect, has recently joined Lister Haigh at their Knaresborough office…. Marie studied in Leeds and qualified as an Architect in 1996. Between studies she travelled to Canada and worked in an architect’s office in downtown Vancouver,...
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