Grants available to boost small businesses

Small rural businesses in England looking to start a new business or expand an existing one are eligible to apply for grant funding from the RDPE Growth Programme

Grants to boost food processing

Food and drink businesses that process agricultural and horticultural products can apply for grant funding under the RDPE Growth fund.

Grant funding for tourism projects

Grants for rural tourism are now available in England through the RDPE Rural Growth Programme.

Free advice for farmers at Rural Hub day

Farmers and land managers can drop in for some free advice at the 10th Herefordshire Rural Business Advice day being held at Three Counties Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford on Wednesday, November 20.

Capital grants for tourism in Wales

Farmers and businesses in Wales looking to develop a tourism enterprise can receive funding from the Welsh Government’s Micro and Small Business Fund (MSBF) which has reopened for applications.

Grant scheme opens to improve water quality

The application window opens on November 1 for farmers and land managers in Severn Trent Water (STW) region to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to match-fund infrastructure investment and land management items.

New Model Clauses for some agricultural tenancies

Tenant farmers in Wales should be aware of changes to the rules regarding ‘Model Clauses’ which cover the maintenance, repairs and insurance of fixed equipment such as houses and farm buildings etc.

New CIL rules introduced

New Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) rules have come into force meaning that communities will be able to see what developer contributions are spent on.

Free Pesticide Disposal Scheme

Welsh Water are currently offering a Free Pesticide Disposal Scheme across Wales and within their English drinking water catchment area. This includes the River Teme catchment and parts of the River Wye catchment.

Natural capital brings opportunity for new wealth streams

Farmers looking for new sources of income could benefit from public and private sector cash for environmental services in the future.

Agricultural tenancy reform consultation

Defra is planning changes to agricultural tenancy law aimed at boosting productivity and making it easier to get in and out of the industry.

Caution over environmental assessments

Concern is mounting amongst chartered surveyors and property owners on the reliability of visual and noise impact assessments with regard to construction of new roads and infrastructure projects.

English farmers can apply for derogation to cut hedges in August

Farmers in England planning to sow oilseed rape or temporary grass late summer early autumn may be eligible for a Hedge Cutting Derogation to allow hedge cutting to commence in August rather than September, the date permitted under cross compliance.

Deadline approaching to apply for water abstraction licences

Farmers who abstract water or who plan to do so are being reminded that they may need to apply for a licence, even though they were previously exempt.

Late environmental payments to be paid

Thousands of farmers owned money for environmental schemes are to be paid in July.

Director appointment at Davis Meade Property Consultants

Shropshire land agent Kathryn Williams has been appointed a director at Davis Meade Property Consultants.

Opportunity to apply for Welsh Food Business Investment Scheme

The expression of interest window for round 7 of the Food Business Investment scheme is now open.

Brexit worries over farm rents

With Brexit looming and no clear path to a deal being agreed, farmers are being urged to be cautious about accepting any rent increases this spring.

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