Government Support

The Government’s self-employed support scheme (SEISS) has re-launched, with an end date of 19th October. The good thing about it is that it is a grant, not a loan. Applicants must have been adversely affected by the pandemic since 14th July. While this may not affect many dairy farmers, it may well be applicable to […]

Bounce Back Loan Scheme – Should You Apply?

Although most are already conscious of the available support, a surprising number of businesses are still not fully aware of what is available or how best to utilise the loan to benefit the business. Should you apply for the government bounce back loan? This is a question being asked by many clients currently, with the […]

Another Success

Working with an architect, who instructed me, I am delighted to say that we have obtained a successful decision from the planners for a third house on a farm to support the operation of an irrigation reservoir. Clearly it is quite a large farm (over 2,000 acres) but nevertheless it is unusual to be able […]

FCG Response to ELMS Consultation

The reduction in Basic Payments Scheme will start next year and a new era of agriculture support is imminent. The BPS replacement system known as Environmental Land Management Scheme ELMS is starting to be brought together. The Government closed an industry wide consultation on their proposals at the end of July. On behalf of FCG […]