Posts By: Julie Burton

Changes for 1986 Act Tenancies

Julian Sayers in his capacity as Chairman of the Tenancy Reform Industry Group is pleased to report that in the final days of the last Parliament a number of changes to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 were enacted having been promoted by the Group via Defra for some considerable time. In summary the changes are… Read more »

All Change with BPS!

All Change with BPS! The European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has confirmed that Member States may choose to extend the BPS 2015 submission deadline to Monday 15th June. Whilst this is optional, DEFRA has confirmed that England will use this extension. In addition to the extension, DEFRA have agreed to make paper forms available for completion… Read more »

54th Annual Sale of Hay, Straw and Haylage Report

REPORT ON ANNUAL AUCTION SALE OF HAY AND STRAW  The Adkin Annual Sale of Hay & Straw held at Ardington, Oxfordshire on Tuesday 13th January 2015 saw a good company of buyers from across the country.  Having received poor clearance rates from other fodder auctions the trade could best be described as a curate’s egg. … Read more »

RPA Confirms Entitlement Values for 2014

The RPA has confirmed the entitlement values for SPS 2014. They are:- €251.38 – non-SDA €201.32 – SDA non-moorland €35.26 – SDA moorland Further information is available on the GOV.UK website. It is expected that claim statements should start to be made available from mid-December and entitlements statements from January 2015.

Farming & Property Bulletin – November 2014

Changes to Weight and Speed Limits – Tractors and Trailers The Department for Transport has announced that it intends to change the weight and speed limits for agricultural tractors and trailers on the roads of Great Britain from Spring 2015. While the maximum laden weight for a trailer will remain unchanged, the maximum combined weight… Read more »