Technical Update Feb 2016

Welcome to this edition of the Regulation Technical Update prepared by the Farm Consultancy Group Natural England will be approaching thosewith expiring HLS Agreements where NEwant that land in Higher-Tier.All Woodland applications will be in Higher- Tier but have different deadlines for Expression of InterestFunding for woodland creationThe woodland creation grant is available for applications […]

Technical Update July 2015

Welcome to this edition of the Regulation Technical Update prepared by the Farm Consultancy Group. This scheme, as published, is more accessible than originally anticipated. As ever there is more clarification to come but there is enough detail now to, at least, plan an application.RegistrationAll applicants must be registered with the RPA under the new Basic Payment Scheme before they can […]

Technical Update March 2015

Welcome to this edition of the Regulation Technical Update prepared by the Farm Consultancy Group.In this issue:· Water Capital Grants· Woodland Capital Grants· Countryside Productivity Scheme Agent AuthorisationLand managers who use an agent to manage their Environmental Stewardship (ES) or Habitat Scheme agreements will need to send a new agent authorisation form toNatural England. This will replace any existing […]

Technical Update January 2015

Welcome to this edition of the RegulationTechnical Update prepared by the FarmConsultancy Group.In this issue:· CAP Reform· BPS Registration· Countryside Productivity Scheme The December CAP Reform Update has confirmed a few uncertainties:Active FarmerRenting out the following will not count as Operating a “real estate service”:· Accommodation facilities on a farm· Apartments or homes that are in a farmer’s […]