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BASIC PAYMENTS TO BE PHASED OUT

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September
14

At last the news we have been waiting for. The government has announced a new Agriculture Bill which shines a light on its intentions regards post-Brexit change. Whilst it is anticipated that Basic Payments will continue at the same level …

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WEBBPATON ON LOCAL RADIO

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March
23

BBC Radio Wiltshire are holding a discussion on Rhiannon Fitz-Gerald’s programme Wild About Wiltshire this coming Sunday 25th March at 12.00 about how life may turn out for farmers and farming after we leave the EU.  The panel includes farmer and local councillor James …

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CHANGES TO PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS IN ENGLAND

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March
12

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced changes to permitted development rights for agri buildings which will come into effect from 6th April 2018: 1. An increase in the size of new agri buildings from a max …

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NEW RDPE COUNTRYSIDE PRODUCTIVITY SMALL GRANT

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February
8

Thinking of buying some new kit? In need of cattle equipment, handling systems, a new vacuum pump? Badger-proof feed troughs, cow brush, electric scraper, GPS and more? Farmers wishing to invest to improve animal welfare and farm efficiency might be eligible …

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DEFRA: BREXIT AGRI POLICY PROPOSALS

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February
2

A briefing paper was issued yesterday ahead of the debate held in Westminster Hall on the policy framework for agriculture after the UK leaves the EU.   The full report is available online:   UK agriculture, post-Brexit and, post transition, will be operating outside …

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BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME

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January
25

The window for BPS applications 2018 is due to open shortly and will close again on 15th May 2018.  There have been a number of changes to greening rules for 2018 and the RPA have been carrying out mapping updates …

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MID-TIER COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP

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January
23

The Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship application window is due to open shortly for agreements to start on 1st January 2019.  We anticipate the deadline for applications will be earlier than previous years, probably 31st July 2018.  Natural England have introduced four new …

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NEW FARMING RULES FOR WATER

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January
22

New farming rules for water come into force from April 2018.  There are eight rules, five about managing fertilisers and manures and three on managing soils.  The fertiliser rules require farmers to test their soils, then plan and apply their …

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RDPE COUNTRYSIDE PRODUCTIVITY SCHEME GRANTS

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January
18

The RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors. Under the RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme, there are grants for: water resource management and reservoirs improving forestry productivity adding value …

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WEBBPATON’S SEMINAR 2018 POSTPONED

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January
12

WebbPaton have postponed our annual round of seminars in late January/early February. The main topic of interest currently is the future of farming policy post Brexit, which is largely unknown.  It has been confirmed that BPS 2019 will be on …

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WOODLAND CREATION GRANTS

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January
10

The application window for the Woodland Creation Grant is now open.  These are two-year capital grants of up to £6,800 per hectare, with the opportunity to apply for ten-year annual maintenance payments.  Applications must be submitted by 16th February 2018.  If you are …

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HEDGEROW AND BOUNDARIES GRANT

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December
8

The Countryside Stewardship Scheme will be open for applications again in 2018 with the first focus being on the expanded Hedgerow and Boundaries Grant. The maximum spend for improvements to hedgerows, stone walls, etc on any one farm has been …

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EXAM SUCCESS

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December
7

WebbPaton are delighted to announce that Becky Meredith has recently passed the RICS exams and also exams for the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) with flying colours and is now a Fellow of the Association. This professional qualification denotes …

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ENTITLEMENTS FOR SALE

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November
7

WebbPaton have received instructions to sell Basic Payment Scheme entitlements which have been placed on our website.  The Rural Payments Agency will open the online transfer system in February, but meanwhile we are happy to discuss your requirements and take offers from potential …

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WEBBPATON’S NEW MEMBER OF STAFF

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August
31

Mark Webb and George Paton are delighted to welcome George King to the professional team at WebbPaton. George, 22, grew up on a livestock farm in Leicestershire and completed his BSc (Hons) degree in Rural Land Management at The Royal Agricultural University in …

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BPS 2018: CHANGES TO GREENING REQUIREMENTS

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August
11

The European Commission has published updated greening rules which will come into effect from 1 January 2018 and logically affects cropping for this autumn. The main changes to the 2018 greening rules are as follows: A complete ban on the …

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BPS ENTITLEMENT TRADING

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February
16

Trading has started on Basic Payments for 2017.  WebbPaton buy and sell BPS entitlements.  For more information and latest prices call Susan Elmes on 01793 842055 or email susan@webbpaton.co.uk.   We also provide cross compliance and BP5 advice, so if …

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