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 […]

Technical Update December 2014

Welcome to this edition of the RegulationTechnical Update prepared by the FarmConsultancy Group.In this issue:· Cross Compliance 2015· Countryside Stewardship CapitalGrants The most obvious change is that all of the GAECs and most of the SMRs have been renumbered. Some GAECs have also been split or merged into other rules; whilst others have been removed. This summary includes the new […]

Technical Update BPS October 2014

Welcome to this edition of the Regulation Technical Updateprepared by the Farm Consultancy Group.Basic Payment SchemeThis issue is a summary of the changes published in the CAP October 2014 Update. Active Farmer:A farmer is a person or business that carries out an agricultural activity, which means:• producing, rearing or growing agricultural products. This activity can […]