In the current agricultural climate, subsidies and grants remain vital to the profitability of many agricultural and rural businesses, as farmers and landowners endeavour to maximise returns from their holdings. Over recent years the emphasis for grants and subsidies, has moved away from maximising production to environmental conservation.
Continual changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), with the transition from the Single Payment Scheme to the Basic Payment Scheme, and the end of Environmental Stewardship and commencement of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, requires our experts to have an in depth knowledge of the current rules and regulations in order to provide the best advice to farmers and landowners.
Our team of qualified chartered surveyors are experienced in providing specialist advice and assistance for farmers and landowners in connection with applications and management of the following:
Basic Payment Scheme
- Completion of Annual Claim Forms
- Cross Compliance Regulations
- Greening Compliance (Crop Diversification & Ecological Focus Areas)
- Sale, Lease and Transfer of Entitlements
- Rural Land Register Mapping
- Management of existing ELS / HLS agreements
- Annual claims
Countryside Stewardship Scheme
- Applications for Mid-Tier, Higher-tier & Capital Grants
- Countryside Productivity Scheme
- Water Capital Grants
- Woodland Capital Grants
The above list is far from exhaustive and there are other schemes and grants also available.
Assisting farmers, landowners and occupiers/tenants in all matters relating to Basic Payment Scheme subsidies, Countryside Stewardship and Agri-environment Schemes and Grants in Somerset, Devon and Dorset.
Please contact us for further information.