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BPS 2019: Payment Rates Confirmed

BPS 2019: Payment Rates Confirmed

Under the BPS format, the farmer holds a BPS entitlement for per eligible hectare of their land farmed. The farmers BPS payment not only depends on how many entitlements they hold, but also the payment regions to what they are associated, what area per entitlement is...
RDPE Growth Programme Opens

RDPE Growth Programme Opens

The Rural Development Programme for England has opened for applications from Monday 4 November 2019.  The RDPE Growth Programme offers grant funding covering up to 40% of eligible costs with a minimum grant of £20,000 up to a maximum grant of €200,000 (approx....
Farmland Letting Remains Subdued

Farmland Letting Remains Subdued

A recent Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) report has found that area-based subsidy payments have subdued farmland letting across England and Wales since their introduction in 2003 – and continued to do so in 2018. According to CAAV Agricultural Land...
Environment Bill moves forward

Environment Bill moves forward

The government’s landmark Environmental Bill to tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time has moved a step closer to becoming law following its second reading by MPs (Monday 28 October). The Environmental Bill will help ensure that the UK maintains and...
Farming Rules for Water – Reminder!

Farming Rules for Water – Reminder!

Further to our news article back in March 2019, hopefully readers do not need reminding that the Environment Agency’s ‘Farming Rules for Water’ became enforceable from the 2nd April this year.   As a basic recap and for those of you that have managed to miss press...
It’s All a Question of Direction

It’s All a Question of Direction

As I write there is blue sky in Yorkshire and it’s a pleasant interlude between the dark clouds and torrential rain that we have all endured over the last 7-10 days, and which is forecast to continue. It is a timely reminder just how important sunlight is to our...
BPS Exchange Rate – Confirmed

BPS Exchange Rate – Confirmed

BPS payments should be received at values similar to last years, as the rate of 2019 BPS payments has been confirmed at €1 = £0.89092. This is set by the European Central Bank exchange rates during the month of September and it is very similar to 2018s exchange rate,...
UCI World Cycling Changing The Town

UCI World Cycling Changing The Town

UCI World cycling is changing the town “literally”. Lister Haigh Harrogate office has had impressive neighbours this week with some of the top cycling teams, including team Ineos, having their motor homes in Princes Square opposite our office! With all the...
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