Spring is just around the corner, although it feels like it has been with us for the past month already, and Brexit is here. With the landslide election result behind us, WebbPaton has seen a significant interest in both entitlement seller and buyer enquiries which promotes a confident outlook on the 2020 trading season. We have received confirmation that the 2020 BPS payment rates will be on a similar basis as 2019, at around £230 per hectare. This assurance has already created a positive start to the trading season which we only anticipate to grow.
WebbPaton have already been agreeing sales of England non-SDA entitlements at £130 – £160 per hectare, depending on variable factors such as quantity sold and whether the businesses are VAT registered or not. SDA entitlements are currently trading around £200 per hectare.
The RPA opened the online transfers yesterday, a day earlier than originally planned, and with many buyers paying by BACS these days the whole process can be completed within a couple of weeks subject to the RPA confirming the transfer. The deadline will be 15th May as usual.
We are very happy to assist with selling or buying entitlements for your clients, so please do contact us by email email@example.com or phone 01793 842055 to discuss your requirements.
Mark Webb appeared on the Wild About Wiltshire show on BBC Wiltshire on Wednesday night, talking about farm plastics for Farm XS and explaining the initiative behind the UK Farm Plastic Responsibility Scheme (UKFPRS). The aim is to increase both the quantity and quality of farm plastic that comes back to be recycled. The programme was hosted by Sue Kinnear, click here to download and listen to the show (Mark’s section starts at 1 hour 13 mins).
It’s not too late to put your name down for a place at one of our Farm Business Updates which begin on Tuesday 21st January in Calne. Give us a call to book now – 01793 842055.
Take a look at the Western Daily Press article regarding UKFPRS that was featured in the Western Daily Press on Wednesday.
WebbPaton have now begun trading entitlements for the 2020 BPS period, with figures based on 2019 BPS payment rates. If you are looking to sell or purchase any entitlements or would like to claim farm subsidy payments, please phone George King at WebbPaton for prices and/or advice on 01793 842055.
Don’t forget to book your place on one of our Farm Business Updates, here are the dates:
– 21st January 2020 – Wellington Barn, Calstone, Calne
– 23rd January 2020 – The Wiltshire Hotel, Vastern, Wootton Bassett
– 27th January 2020 – Chippenham Golf Club, Malmesbury Road
– 29th & 30th January 2020 – Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club, Highworth
Places are filling up fast so email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01793 842055 to book your place, we look forward to seeing you there!