Farmers in England are set to benefit from the government plans to simplify the basic payment Scheme (BPS) and cut red tape.
The Government has announced a new deal to help put new jobs and infrastructure at the centre of the Government’s Economic Growth Strategy, with a commitment to ‘build, build, build’ to help the recovery following COVID-19.
The deadline for requesting Countryside Stewardship Pack online is due to close on Tuesday 30th June.
Farmers in England who have lost 25% or more of their April 2020 average price paid per litre compared to February 2020 will be able to apply through the RPA for a single payment.
Environment Minister George Eustice has said there will be a blanket relaxation of the three crop rule for farmers due to widespread flooding.
Repairs will depend whether they are “essential” or not. Essential repairs might include things like a severe leak causing damage to property or electrics such as a burst water mains pipe, or a broken boiler leaving a property without heat or hot water.
The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) opens on 12 March, and runs until 15 May 2020 without penalty or by midnight on 9 June (with late application penalties applying).
With the global and National response to COVID-19 changing hourly, we, like you, are doing all we can to ensure that we continue to deliver excellent client service in what will be extraordinary and uncertain times over the coming weeks and months.
The application window for Countryside Stewardship opened on Tuesday 11th February 2020 for farmers and landowners. Defra minister has encouraged farmers to use Countryside Stewardship as a steppingstone to the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS).
Mandatory five-yearly safety inspections of electrical installations will be introduced for residential Let properties in England for new tenancies with effect from 1 July 2020 and from 1 April 2021 for existing tenancies