Schemes

Scotland: Farm payment dates to be brought forward

Scotland: Farm payment dates to be brought forward

The 2022 farm payment dates in Scotland are to be brought forward to September 19, subject to approval of the...

June 16, 2022

£300m grant scheme launched for commercial electric vehicles

£300m grant scheme launched for commercial electric vehicles

The government is closing the plug-in car grant scheme to new orders after supporting the sale of nearly half a...

June 14, 2022

Business grants of up to £300k made available to farmers

Business grants of up to £300k made available to farmers

Funding grants of up to £300,000 will be made available to farmers to help them boost their businesses and add...

June 9, 2022

Calls for Scottish gov to bring forward support payments

Calls for Scottish gov to bring forward support payments

A number of agricultural and rural organisations in Scotland have written, signed and sent a letter to government, calling for...

May 26, 2022

South West England to lose £883.7m in BPS money

South West England to lose £883.7m in BPS money

The total Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) amount lost from the rural economy of the Great South West (GSW) area in...

May 11, 2022

NI: Less than a week to submit Single Applications

NI: Less than a week to submit Single Applications

Farmers in Northern Ireland have less than a week to submit Single Applications without financial penalty. The deadline for submission...

May 10, 2022

New requirement for forestry sector on tree souring

New requirement for forestry sector on tree souring

A new requirement for the forestry sector will be piloted to combat the threat from pests and diseases and further...

April 20, 2022

SFI will fall ‘far short’ of offsetting direct payment losses – AHDB

SFI will fall ‘far short’ of offsetting direct payment losses – AHDB

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) in its current form will fall far short of offsetting expected direct payment losses, according...

April 14, 2022

Lump Sum Exit Scheme application window opens

Lump Sum Exit Scheme application window opens

The application window for the Lump Sum Exit Scheme has opened today (Tuesday, April 12). It will remain open for...

April 12, 2022

2022 Basic Payment Scheme opens for applications

2022 Basic Payment Scheme opens for applications

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has today (Tuesday, March 15) opened the application window for the 2022 Basic Payment Scheme...

March 15, 2022

Eustice sets out Animal Health and Welfare Pathway plans

Eustice sets out Animal Health and Welfare Pathway plans

Environment Secretary George Eustice set out his plans for the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway at the National Farmers’ Union...

February 22, 2022

‘Grave concern’ for England’s tenant farmers in new schemes

‘Grave concern’ for England’s tenant farmers in new schemes

The Tenant Farmers’ Association (TFA) has expressed its grave concerns about tenant farmers in England being both unable to access...

January 6, 2022

36% of FBS-surveyed farms applied for Covid-19 support

36% of FBS-surveyed farms applied for Covid-19 support

Around 36% of the farms surveyed as part of the annual Farm Business Survey (FBS) applied for at least one...

December 16, 2021

BPS payments issue to over 93% of farm businesses in Wales

BPS payments issue to over 93% of farm businesses in Wales

More than 93% of Welsh farm businesses have today (Wednesday, December 15) received Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2021 full or...

December 15, 2021

RPA issue £1.725 billion in payments to farmers

RPA issue £1.725 billion in payments to farmers

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has paid out £1.725 billion to farmers in the first few days of the payment window...

December 7, 2021

Underspend on NI pilot Protein Crops Scheme

Underspend on NI pilot Protein Crops Scheme

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that payments totalling £208,655 will be issued to all...

October 15, 2021

Over 15,600 farm businesses in Wales to receive BPS payments tomorrow

Over 15,600 farm businesses in Wales to receive BPS payments tomorrow

Over 15,600 farm businesses across Wales will receive a share of over £159.6m in Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Advance payments...

October 14, 2021

UFU sets out its stance on NI’s new Agricultural Policy Framework

UFU sets out its stance on NI’s new Agricultural Policy Framework

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has welcomed the department’s proposed Future Agricultural Policy Framework Portfolio as a “step in the...

August 26, 2021