Posts By: Julie Burton

Farming and Property Bulletin – December 2015

Basic Payment Scheme – English Entitlement Values The Rural Payments Agency has announced BPS entitlement values for 2015. The estimated payment in the Lowland region falls by 7.3% compared to the 2014 rate under SPS. The table below shows the published rates and the actual payments that farmers will receive. This is based on the… Read more »

BPS 2015 Entitlement Values & Greening Payment Announced

 The RPA has confirmed the BPS 2015 entitlement values and Greening payment this week.  BPS 2015 Entitlement Values – €171.83 Non-SDA, €170.60 SDA Non-Moorland and €45.07 SDA Moorland. Greening Payment – This is an additional payment over and above the BPS entitlement value. €76.19 for non SDA, €75.64 SDA Non-Moorland and €19.99 SDA Moorland. The… Read more »

Farming and Property Bulletin – November 2015

Basic Payment Scheme Update The RPA is currently sending out a leaflet updating BPS claimants on their progress and what happens next. During October, the RPA were working on entitlement and land transfers submitted by RLE1 forms and will confirm with each party once this has been completed. This month the BPS payment rates are… Read more »

Exchange Rate for BPS Payments Set

  The Euro exchange rate to be applied to convert euros to sterling for the purpose of the Basic Payment Scheme 2015 payments has been set. It is the average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set throughout September 2015.  It was announced on the 30th September that it will be €1 = £73129. … Read more »

Official Opening of the Livery Companies New Hall

Julian Sayers met HRH The Princess Royal in his capacity as Chairman of Farmers & Flectchers Hall Limited at the official opening of the Livery Companies new Hall following the £1.6 million refurbishment programme. Her Royal Highness, a former Master of the Worshipful Company of Farmers, kindly conducted the proceedings and was delighted with the… Read more »

Countryside Stewardship – Application Window Now Open

Applications for the new Countryside Stewardship Scheme are now open. The main priority for Countryside Stewardship is to protect and enhance the natural environment, in particular the diversity of wildlife (biodiversity) and water quality. Other outcomes include: flood management; the historic environment; landscape character; genetic conservation; and educational access. The scheme is jointly run by… Read more »

Congratulations to Jess Allen

Adkin are pleased to announce that Jess Allen has recently been successful in passing the Assessment of Professional Competence with the RICS and is now a fully qualified Surveyor. Many congratulations from all at Adkin!

Charitable Donations

This month Adkin have donated £1000 to each of their chosen charities, Riding for the Disabled and The Earth Trust. Riding for the Disabled use horses and ponies to provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK.  Their network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving,… Read more »