Flood damage grant – watch this space…

Flood damage grant – watch this space…

Following the recent exceptional rainfall, the government has announced that it will open up its ‘Farming Recovery Fund’ to support farmers badly affected by flooding across Yorkshire and the Midlands. This scheme will allow applications for grants between £500 and...
Inheritance Tax: Tribunal case win for farmer

Inheritance Tax: Tribunal case win for farmer

A recent tribunal case has highlighted the need for those intending to benefit from Agricultural Property Relief (APR), to continue to actively farm in their last years of life. The case, known as Charnley v HMRC, showed the need for clear evidence of active...
DEFRA to incentivise tree planting

DEFRA to incentivise tree planting

The government has recently launched the Woodland Carbon Guarantee Scheme. The scheme has a potential £50 million of funding and aims to encourage landowners and farmers to plant trees for carbon capture. In return, they will get a long-term income by selling...
BPS 2020: Mapping Changes

BPS 2020: Mapping Changes

As has happened in previous years, the RPA will be undertaking proactive mapping changes from later this year. This will impact upon the 2020 Scheme year (affecting BPS, as well as Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship agreements). This work is due to...