Grants, subsidies and legislation

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Our land management team have a detailed knowledge of the legalities of today’s rural businesses, providing advice on farming grants, subsidies and legislation.

Whether you are farming in England, Wales or Scotland, this allows us to offer practical, money-saving, pro-active advice on how these affect the day-to-day and strategic management of farm businesses.

The paper work that farmers are now required to produce is not only time-consuming but can be complex.  Our aim is to remove the burden of complicated legislation and regulation by offering practical advice on compliance which allows businesses to operate efficiently and grow without being held back by red tape. We also want to help our clients to maximise the amount of grants and subsidies payable to their business.

Always up to date with the latest changes

Our Land Research Group produces a regulation tracker which keeps us and our clients up to date with the latest legislative changes. This expertise, combined with our team's experience of lobbying and working with a wide variety of farms in areas all over the country, equips us to deliver practical advice across a range of specialisations. Our regulation tracker allows us to advise our clients on the impact of legislative changes, new grants and subsidies or changes to existing ones as soon as possible, often before the change is in place.

All our advisors are also expert in the operation and application of the Single Farm Payment Scheme and have been at the forefront of the industry representing and promoting the interest of farmers and landowners to the policy makers in Whitehall, Holyrood and Brussels.

Covering all vital areas and more

Specific items of legislation and regulation affecting rural businesses that we deal with on a day-to-day basis include the Single Farm Payment Scheme, milk quotas, cross-compliance rules, Environmental Impact Assessment regulations, the Habitat Directive, Nitrate Vulnerable Zone regulations, health and safety, the Pesticides Directive, waste management licensing regulations and fuel oil storage regulations. We can also assist with the trading of entitlements.

For more information, contact one of our experts on grants, subsidies and legislation, or complete this form and someone will be in touch.


Basic Payment Facts

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Click here to view all the key information about the Basic Payment Scheme and a timeline of deadlines and other key dates.

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BP Facts 2015


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