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Countryside Stewardship Capital Grant

Countryside Stewardship Capital Grant applications are now open! These are grouped into three categories: Boundaries, Trees and Orchards – eg hedgerow planting, laying, gapping up and stone wall restoration etc; Water Quality – eg fencing, concrete yard renewal, roofing over FYM/slurry stores, rainwater goods etc; and Air Quality – eg automatic slurry scraper and low …

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Entitlements Update

We would like to provide a gentle reminder that we are now less than two weeks away from the 2021 Basic Payment Scheme submission and entitlement transfer deadline. With this in mind, please do contact us on 01793 842055 or email gking@webbpaton.co.uk if you are either looking to purchase or sell Basic Payment entitlements.

2021 Entitlements

We are now drawing ever closer to the 17th May and with only three weeks left until the entitlements transfer deadline, we would like to provide an update on the number of entitlements we have for sale: Non-SDA –          237.42 Ha Moorland –        820.71 Ha If you are still looking to either buy …

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Countryside Stewardship Capital Grants applications are now open!

Countryside Stewardship Capital Grants applications are now open! These are grouped into three categories: Boundaries, Trees and Orchards – covering things like hedgerow planting, laying, gapping up and stone wall restoration etc; Water Quality – covering things like fencing, concrete yard renewal, roofing over FYM/slurry stores, rainwater goods etc; and Air Quality – covering things …

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“Lost” Footpaths

We have been made aware of the Don’t Lose Your Way website which is mapping potential “lost” footpaths, with the goal of applying for these paths to be restored onto the definitive footpath maps before 2026. To check if your land is affected, the map is found at https://dontloseyourway.ramblers.org.uk/ (you are required to create a …

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BPS Entitlements

It has been confirmed that all BPS payment rates will be phased out over a set period commencing from 2021 and ending with the final payments being made in the 2027 scheme year. The payment rates will be reduced by a designated percentage dependent on the BPS payment band. A table detailing the 2021 payment …

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Here’s to 2021!

Here’s to 2021 – let’s hope it’s better than last year! We’re working from home but still available on 01793 842055. We will be producing some online video briefings soon, instead of our usual seminars so watch this space.

2020 BPS payments

The 2020 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payment window opens today, Tuesday 1st December.  Despite extending the deadline for submissions earlier this year, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) claims to have made good progress with processing applications which are now ready for payment.   BPS payments for England are set in Euros and then converted into …

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Agriculture Act 2020

On 11th November 2020 the Agriculture Act 2020 finally received Royal Assent and became law, providing a framework for what agricultural policy will look like as we leave the EU. Areas covered include support payments and trade whilst the underlying objectives are to increase competitiveness, productivity and the use of technology whilst generating fairer returns. …

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Environment Bill

After being put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Environment Bill resumed its progress through parliament throughout November. It has progressed to the report stage of the House of Commons. As part of the 25 Year Environment Plan, the Government seeks to improve the condition of the environment. In practice it is expected …

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