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Government publishes Path to Sustainable Farming roadmap

Posted by Mark Carlisle on December 4th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

The government published a roadmap, Path to Sustainable Farming, on 30 November 2020. The roadmap is an agricultural transition plan, which sets out changes to agricultural policy in England from 1 January 2021. The changes will come into force over a period of seven years as farmers transition away from...

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Government publishes policy paper on financial assistance plan for 2021-27 period

Posted by Mark Carlisle on December 4th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 30 November 2020, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published a policy paper, Multi annual financial assistance plan for the plan period 2021 to 2027. The report sets out how it will plan to meet the requirements of section 4 (which deals with multi annual...

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RPA launches consultation on BPS operation of new forest common

Posted by Mark Carlisle on December 4th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 30 November 2020, the Rural Payment Agency (RPA) has launched a consultation on the operation of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) seeking alternative ways to the current allocation method of eligible areas of the New Forest.

Currently, the allocated areas are based on the number of marketing fees (a fee...

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Summer 2020 Economic Update: key business tax announcements

Posted by Mark Carlisle on July 10th 2020 in All .

On 8 July 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered the Summer 2020 Economic Update (update). The update launched a program entitled "A Plan for Jobs 2020", described as the second phase of a three-phase plan to ensure the UK's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Chancellor announced a...

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PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY – COVID 19

Posted by Mark Carlisle on May 5th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY – COVID 19

There has been a significant level of discussion on social media and other media outlets on the use of public rights of way during the current Covid-19 restrictions. Governments and their agencies have updated their guidance and in the specific case of Wales, new...

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Countryside Stewardship (England) Regulations published

Posted by Mark Carlisle on January 24th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

The government published the Countryside Stewardship (England) Regulations (SI 2020/41) on 22 January 2020. The Regulations allow the Countryside Stewardship grant scheme to open for applications in February 2020.

The scheme will provide funding for farmers, woodland owners, foresters and land managers to make environmental improvements through activities such as:

  • Conserving and...

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