WebbPaton are currently selling Single Payment Entitlements which will be transferred in 2014. The deadline of 21st October (for the RPA to receive RLE1 forms) will signal the beginning of trading of Basic Payment Scheme entitlements. The RPA are expected to announce towards the end of October the opening and closing dates for transfers of BSP entitlements, and many more of the rules surrounding the scheme. Farmers who have surplus unclaimed entitlements in May 2015; anyone who fails the “active farmer” test; and farmers with less than 5 hectares of land (and <5 entitlements) will lose their entitlements at that point. WebbPaton will be selling entitlements right through to next April, so come and talk to us on 01793 842055.
WebbPaton were sad to say farewell to Charlotte Pearson-Wood last June as she left us after almost three years to return to her family home and a new job based in the southeast of England. We thank her for all her hard work and wish her luck in the next stage of her career.
Meanwhile WebbPaton are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Barron our new Trainee Land Agent. Elizabeth (known as Libby) has recently graduated from Cirencester Agricultural University with a 2:1 degree in Rural Land Management. She hails from north Essex and in her spare time she enjoys shooting.