Countryside Stewardship one to one advice sessions

If you are thinking of applying for Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier this year you may be interested in attending a one to one advice session where the options available to you under a Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier scheme can be discussed and assistance offered...

Loans for Enlightened Agriculture Programme is launched

A £1.34 million programme offering community food and farming businesses a mix of affordable loans and grants to help businesses get investment ready has been launched.  The Real Farming Trust has established Loans for Enlightened Agriculture Programme (LEAP) with...

New wayleave payments from 1 April

New advisory rates for occupiers under electric wayleave payments has been agreed for arable farmland (includes grass leys five years or less). Utility companies will have started making these payments from 1 April 2019. Further information is available on the Energy...

Increase to annual investment allowance

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) has increased from £200,000 to £1,000,000 for a limited time, until 31 December 2020.   If you’re thinking of investing in plant and machinery you will receive tax relief.   For further information please read this briefing...

RPA bridging payments

RPA has confirmed that farmers will start receiving bridging payments from 12 April. These payments will cover BPS 2018 claims and CS 2018 advance payments.  Further information can be viewed here.