BPS – What happens after the deadline?

BPS – What happens after the deadline?

The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application deadline of 15th May might feel like a long time ago now, but just because the files have been put away, it doesn’t mean that BPS is over. The BPS scheme year runs from 1st January to 31st December, so whilst the application...
Valuations – a brief guide

Valuations – a brief guide

There is a big and often overlooked difference between the two main types of valuation, a market appraisal and a formal ‘Red Book’ valuation. It is important to know the difference, as the same property can be valued very differently for different purposes. Market...
Footpaths – not as fixed as you thought

Footpaths – not as fixed as you thought

Most footpaths have been in existence for many generations and usually pre-date the motor car to a time when access by foot was the dominant method of travelling around the countryside. Whilst the rights and legal basis of most footpaths are well established, it is...
Key Dates May – June 2019

Key Dates May – June 2019

May 1 May You must not carry out hedge or tree coppicing, or hedge laying from this date. Crop diversification period and Ecological Focus Area (EFA) period for nitrogen fixing crops begins (until 30 June). 15 May BPS 2019 application deadline to avoid late...
Basic Payment Scheme and the future of subsidies…

Basic Payment Scheme and the future of subsidies…

The 2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application window is now open, and those who are well prepared have already started working on this year’s application. Thankfully, the scheme is operating on the same basis with the scheme rules largely identical to 2018. The...