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Ask the BPS Expert

Have you picked up your copy of this month’s Shropshire Star ‘The Farmer’ supplement?
This month’s ‘Ask the Expert Column’ is written by Clare Williams our Basic Payment Scheme expert. Clare is asked what is the  future for farm subsidies in England and Wales. 

Helping to secure the future of traditional family farms

The future of Ioan Humphreys’ traditional beef and sheep farm near Carno, mid Wales, was uncertain when his father fell ill but after seeking the advice and planning expertise of Roger Parry & Partners he has turned his family’s fortunes around.

Ask the Planning Expert

In this month’s The Farmer supplement our Planning Expert and Partner, Paul Middleton, was asked the question:

Do I need planning permission to re-build my home if I’m demolishing the old house on the site?

Here is his answer…

The Future of Farm Subsidies

When English farmers sit down to look at their BPS claim in the Spring, they’ll be pleased to know that they can throw away their calculator. The 2021 BPS claim has been simplified so you will no longer need to provide Crop Diversification or Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs). This is a welcome relief for farmers who felt the struggle of meeting the three crop rule or finding enough hedges to meet the EFA requirements. Cross border claims are now a thing of the past and you will need to submit each claim to each paying agency individually from 2021 onwards.