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Amendment to renting homes bill bring greater security for tenants in Wales

New regulations are expected to come into force for private landlords in Autumn 2021 as the Welsh Government looks to provide greater security for people who rent residential properties in Wales, particularly those in the private rented sector.

CS Capital Grants

Applications for CS Capital Grants open on 9 February 2021 and close on 30 April 2021.

Clearing the path ahead for English farmers.

The Government has set out its plans for farming in a new document The Path to Sustainable Farming’: An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024.

Oswestry land agent joins new dispute resolution panel

Oswestry land agent Philip Meade has been appointed to a new arbitration panel set up by the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) to help resolve rural disputes.

Major farm pollution controls for Wales coming in April

Tough new measures to reduce pollution and improve water quality in Wales will come into force in April affecting every farmer and every sector in Wales.

Apply now for capital grants to prevent water pollution in Wales

Farm businesses looking to invest on their farms to meet the requirements of The Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) (Wales) Regulations 2021 which comes into effect in April can apply for funding under Welsh Government’ s Sustainable Production Grant.

Changes to compulsory purchase procedure in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced changes to its planning policy, updating the Compulsory Purchase procedure in Wales to assist the delivery of land for housing and redevelopment.

Tenants warned to take care when signing new agreements

Tenant farmers are being urged to carefully scrutinise any new tenancy agreements they are asked to sign as changes to clauses could restrict them from accessing potential income earning schemes in the future.

Opportunity to engage agricultural support system reform in Wales

The Welsh Government has released a White Paper with a period of consultation that will help legislators find the next layer of detail for the Agriculture (Wales) Bill. The document provides an insight into the direction of travel towards reform of the agricultural support system and current Government recommendations.

Glastir Small Grants Scheme – Carbon

Glastir Small Grants is a programme of capital works available to farming businesses across Wales to carry out projects that will help to lock up carbon.

Negotiate carefully before accepting tenancy deals

Tenant farmers who are approached to discuss surrendering their old agricultural tenancies should be cautious and take advice before accepting any deals. Mutually beneficial deals can be struck but the full value of tenant’s interest in the land must be acknowledged.

Agriculture Act brings tenancy reform

Following several years work by the Tenancy Reform Industry Group and reflecting the significant shifts and anticipated shifts in the agricultural industry, the two main Acts that govern agricultural tenancies are now set to be amended in various ways from January 11, 2021 by virtue of the newly enacted Agriculture Act of 2020.

Woodland planting grants of up to £30,000 available in England

Farmers and landowners considering planting trees in England can receive funding from the Forestry Commission to support the design of new woodland under the Woodland Creation Planning Grant (WCPG). 

RPA Announces BPS 2020 Payment Rates

On the 3rd November, The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) published the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlement values and greening rates.

Grants up to £12,000 for yard coverings in Wales

Farmers in wales can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to pay for roofing and drainage that improve water quality and reduce pollution on their farms.

Planners and landowners join forces for biodiversity gain

Farmers and landowners could have a key role in meeting biodiversity obligations of developers as new rules make the environment a priority for planners in the future.

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