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BPS Exchange Rate Set

The Rural Payments Agency has confirmed that the euro exchange rate has been set for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 payments made in sterling. The rate is an average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set in September 2018. The rate is €1 = 0.89281. This...

Key Dates – October

We are nearly into the middle of October (believe it or not!) so we’ve got some key dates for farmers and the cross compliance requirements 👉 🎃 October 15th – This marks the start of the closed period for applying organic manure with high...

Environmental Schemes – Into the Future

The Government Policy Statement regarding the Agriculture Bill confirmed that 2019 is to see a “simplified” application process which should include:- Reducing the size of the Mid Tier application form The ability to create application packs online from Spring 2019...

Chartered Architect joins Lister Haigh

Marie Harris, chartered architect, has recently joined Lister Haigh at their Knaresborough office…. Marie studied in Leeds and qualified as an Architect in 1996. Between studies she travelled to Canada and worked in an architect’s office in downtown Vancouver,...

Regional Expansion for Lister Haigh

Leading estate agent Tim Waring has joined Knaresborough based chartered surveyors Lister Haigh to spearhead the expansion of their residential agency business across the Yorkshire region. With offices also in Harrogate and Boroughbridge, Lister Haigh is well placed...

The Agricultural Bill

The future of the Basic Payment Scheme has been at the forefront of many UK farmers concerns when it comes to the impending withdrawal from the European Union, and with Brexit getting closer the government have released a proposed Agricultural Bill to make the future...

October Key Dates

Harvest is up, and autumn is definitely on its way, here are some key dates to keep you compliant in the upcoming months. 1st October: From this date you can burn heather, rough grass, bracken, gorse or vaccinium on land in upland areas. 1st October is also the start...

Key Dates

As we enter metrological Autumn and thoughts turn to cultivations, drilling and tupping time, we set out below a summary of some key dates to help you remain fully compliant with current rules and regulations: 1 September:        You can cut or trim hedges and trees...

Increased interest in Stewardship Schemes

The latest round of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme has received a larger number of applications than in previous years, this prompted on one part by the security it can provide in the pending BREXIT situation, and secondly due to the simplification of the scheme...
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