Increased Countryside Stewardship (CS) Water Capital Grants

We have now had confirmation that the CS Water Capital grants offered for application in 2021 will increase from a maximum of £10,000 to £20,000. You do not need to apply or be in a stewardship scheme to avail of these grants. Applications are likely to open mid-February 2021, so start thinking about any capital […]

Reducing the Risk of Breaching Cross Compliance Rules

It is important to reduce the risk of any breaches or mistakes which can cause penalties on your farm support payments (including BPS). Important dates to be aware of for January 2021: 1st January – • BPS 2021 year starts – Cross Compliance rules for 2021 must be followed. • Grass and tillage land in […]

RPA – BPS & CSS Update

The Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship payment window for 2020 revenue claims runs from the beginning of December 2020 to the end of June 2021. Countryside Stewardship Capital Claims – Remember to complete all capital works within two years of the agreement start date. All work must comply with the agreement and must be paid […]

Basic Payment Changes

There has been plenty of talk in the press about reduction in subsidy payments over the next eight years, but have you stopped and looked at how this will impact on your business? What does a reduction in subsidy actually mean from a cashflow perspective? The table below shows the potential reduction in Basic Payments […]