England - BPS Lump Sum Exit Scheme

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 The long awaited details of the Lump Sum Exit Scheme (the "retirement scheme") have been announced by the Government. If you have given up land since 2020, or are contemplating giving up then this is something which should be considered.The headline details are:The payment will be calculated from a reference period of 2019 to 2021, and the av...
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Agricultural Support Changes - What Does It Mean For You?

As featured in the Farmers Guardian, Jo Edwards warns of the end to direct paymentsWhere has the time gone – no sooner did the New Year start, we find...
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Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024

The government have published their agricultural transition plan outlining changes which will take place between now and 2024.The plan sets out the fo...
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RPA Announce 2020 Payment Rates

The RPA have published the 2020 payment rates. As they announced in September, the exchange rate was to remain the same as it was in 2019 at £0.89092 ...
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BPS 2021 Rule Changes

The RPA have announced that for BPS claims in England as from 2021, claimants will not have to comply with Greening requirements.This means that there...
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DEFRA Announces Extension to BPS & Grant Schemes

The Government has confirmed the window to submit applications for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and make a claim for Countryside Stewardship (CS), E...
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All of a sudden it is that time of year again – where has the last 12 months gone…

This week, Jo Edwards MRICS speaks about why December is the most important time of the year for more than one reason..All of a sudden it is that time...
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RPA announce 2019 BPS payment rates

Today the RPA have announced the payment rates for the 2019 BPS. BPS 2019 Entitlement Values:- Non-SDA - €182.70 (2018 - €181.39) SDA non-Moorland - €...
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2019 BPS Exchange Rate Confirmed

The 2019 BPS exchange rate has been confirmed as €1 = £0.89092. The rate is set by taking the average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set ...
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