New rules in England to protect water quality

From April 2, 2018 a new set of Farming Rules for Water will be introduced to help protect water quality by standardising good farm practices, many of which are already being performed. The aim is to help protect water quality and also save farmers money by the efficient use of fertilisers and soil management.

£60m farming productivity fund launched at Dairy-Tech

A new £60m grants scheme where farmers can bid for cash to buy new farm equipment has been announced by farming minister George Eustice.

Welsh Start Up Grant

The Welsh Government have recently announced that £6 million worth of funding will be available to young farmers to help develop their businesses.

Warning for landowners over new telecoms code

The Government’s aim to streamline and improve telecommunications and connectivity across the UK could have a negative impact for landowners with telecoms equipment on their land.

Entitlements trading begins for 2018 BPS claims

Trading has begun for farmers and landowners to buy, sell or lease Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements in readiness for the 2018 claim.

Deadline looms to complete annual sheep and goat inventory

The deadline is fast looming for livestock keepers in Wales to submit their annual sheep and goat inventory.

£50m fund to help prepare Wales for Brexit

First Minister Carwyn Jones has today [Monday 8 January 2018] announced a significant cash boost to help Welsh businesses and public services plan and prepare for Brexit.

Farm business grants available in Wales

Farmers in Wales are being offered the chance to apply for Farm Business Grants (FBG) to help improve the economic and environmental performance of their agricultural holdings.

Deadline approaching for Glastir Carbon Grants

Farming businesses and land managers in Wales are being reminded that they have a short time left to apply for capital grants under the Welsh Government’s Glastir Small Grants Scheme.

Brexit impact on farm tenancy matters

Politicians may have decided little or nothing yet on Brexit but the prospect of leaving the EU is having a considerable effect on UK farming according to a leading land agent.

Apply now for farm productivity grants

With the government guaranteeing to fund RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme grants agreed and signed before the UK’s departure from the EU, farmers are being urged to consider applying now as funds are limited.

Shropshire surveyor author of national guide for arbitrators

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published a new guidance note for Rural Arbitration.

Seek advice before agreeing to compensation

Farmers and landowners around new Wylfa Nuclear Power station who are approached by Isle of Anglesey County Council with regard to accessing land and property should seek advice before signing any agreements.

Rates announced for new land tax in Wales

The rates have been announced for the new Land Transaction Tax (LTT) which will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales from 1st April 2018.

Successful sale of productive South Shropshire agricultural land

A substantial block of productive agricultural land has been sold in South Shropshire by Davis Meade Property Consultants (DMPC).

Seek advice over hosting new telecoms masts

Farmers and landowners in Wales who are approached about accommodating new Emergency Services Network (ESN) masts on their land are being urged to take advice from their agent before making any commitment.

Landlords should exercise caution over farm rent increases

With farm-gate commodity prices remaining exposed to significant volatility and Brexit negotiations putting a damper on confidence, an increase in farm rents could be extremely difficult for tenants this year.

Window opens for Glastir Advanced environmental scheme

Farmers in Wales are being reminded that the Expression of Interest window for Glastir Advanced 2019 will open on September 18 and will close at midnight on October 20, 2017.

Funding for farmers and foresters in Wales

Farmers and foresters in Wales are being encouraged to work together to innovate new ideas and processes that will improve efficiency in their businesses.

Glastir Woodland Creation

Farmer and landowners in Wales looking to plant trees have until August 25 to apply for funding under Glastir Woodland Creation Scheme. The fifth window for Expressions of Interest (EOI) in Glastir Woodland Creation will close at midnight August 25 2017.

Boundary Disputes – avoid them if you can

There are many ways a boundary dispute can arise with a neighbour, and unfortunately, they can quickly get out of hand.

Check rural tenancies are registered with the Land Registry

Farmers and landlords are being reminded of their legal obligation to register rural tenancies with the Land Registry. Failure to do so could cause problems over break rights, serving of notices, enforcement of covenants and rights to end a tenancy.

Cross Compliance

We understand that the agricultural regulations will survive unchanged beyond 2019. All European law will be bundled together into one package, adopted into UK law and reviewed, repealed and amended after that date.

Match-making service links new entrants with farmers looking to wind down

In a new Welsh Government initiative, would-be farmers in Wales are being given the opportunity to link up with farmers looking to wind down or with land to spare.

10 downing Street

A Shropshire chartered surveyor was recently invited to a meeting at No 10 Downing Street to help government advisers find ways to speed up house building.

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