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What You Need to Know – Basic Payment Scheme & Free Seminars

We have pleasure in attaching a link to our latest update on the Basic Payment Scheme.  We have deliberately delayed issuing this update until we could provide sufficient information to enable you to make informed decisions on your farming operations.  Whilst we are still awaiting a number of key decisions to be announced, where a decision has yet to be made we have provided our opinion as to the direction we expect DEFRA to take.

The Basic Payment Scheme is Anything But Basic!

This is an easy line and one I am sure you have heard before.  The introduction of a new and multifaceted IT system, the ‘Active Farmer Test’, ‘Greening’ and ‘Degressivity’ see the creation of a significantly more complicated scheme than the Single Farm Payment to which we had all become accustomed.  Perhaps the most significant change is that early planning is now essential as the decisions you are making today will affect your eligibility for next year’s claim.

Book Your Place at One of Our Free Seminars

We make no apology for the amount of information we have included in this update, we believe it all to be relevant and of significance.   However, rather than trawling through the details, we would encourage you to join us at one of the free seminars we are running in your area, from the 21st August 2014.  These seminars have been specifically designed to last no more than two hours and will enable you to leave with a clear understanding of the rules surrounding the Basic Payment Scheme, the Greening requirements that are specific to your holding and the impact the Basic Payment Scheme will have on any agri environment schemes you have already entered into.

We will be issuing further guidance in the coming weeks as and when further key decisions are made.  If you would like to receive these updates or attend one of our free seminars, please print off, complete and return the attached form or telephone 01748 829210.

Guy Coggrave



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