Coming soon!  When the festive season has faded to a memory WebbPaton will be running our popular annual Farm Business Update meetings.  This year we will include an update on the evergreen topic of Basic Payment Scheme and Cross Compliance, a look at life after Brexit for farm businesses, renewables, and helpful tips on farm building conversions, avoiding farm disasters, duty of care and so on.  This will all be followed by a freshly-cooked hot supper with our compliments.  Farmers and farming-related solicitors, accountants and bankers are invited to come along, just call to reserve a place.

Doors open for registration from 6.30pm onwards with a free bar, then the seminars will all commence at 7.30pm on the following dates:

Monday 23rd January at Chippenham Golf Club, Malmesbury Road SN15 5LT

Wednesday 25th January at North Wilts Golf Club, Bishops Cannings, Devizes SN10 2LP

Monday 30th January at Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club, Highworth SN6 7QQ

Tuesday 31st January at Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club, Highworth SN6 7QQ

Thursday 2nd February at The Wiltshire Hotel & Golf Club, Vastern, Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 7PB

The seminars are sponsored by the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.  Catherine Elmes of Farm XS Ltd will also be available to answer any queries on farm waste recycling and handing out recycled black bin bags.

Susan Elmes at WebbPaton will be happy to supply further details or to reserve you a place.  Call her on 01793 842055



The RPA have announced entitlement values for 2016.  When converted from euros to sterling this year’s improved exchange rate of €1 = £0.85228 has helped lift the payment by 16.5% compared to 2015.  The Financial Discipline Mechanism (FDM) rate applicable to payments in excess of €2,000 has been confirmed by the European Commission as 1.353905%.

Non SDA payments including greening for 2016 will be €252.98 (£215.61).

SDA payments including greening for 2016 will be €251.16 (£214.06).

Moorland payments including greening for 2016 will be €66.36 (£56.56).

The team at WebbPaton remain ready to answer any queries on BPS and entitlements, and to offer assistance (if needed) with handling BPS claims and Defra matters.

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