FREE LEGAL Q&A SESSION AT LEYBURN

The North Yorkshire and Cumbria legal practice, McGarry and Co, are holding a free legal Question & Answer session at Leyburn, aimed specifically at older rural people who are worried about the implications of Inheritance Tax on their estates and other legal matters affecting more mature residents. Managing Partner, Michael McGarry, explained, “As a traditional […]

RURAL GROWTH PROGRAMME GRANT – DEADLINE 16TH FEB 2020

We are getting lots of calls about the Growth Programme which provides grants for small rural businesses to create jobs and growth in the rural economy.  Examples of eligible projects include farm diversification, food processing and development of tourism infrastructure.  The minimum grant is £20,000 which in most cases means a minimum overall spend of […]

FARM DIVERSIFICATION WORKSHOPS

We are getting lots of calls about farm diversification following the recent announcement about the Growth Programme grant.  Farmers wanting to diversify may want to attend two free workshops being held on: Wednesday 27th November: The LDNPA and National Trust have organised a diversification workshop at Nibthwaite Grange Farm, LA12 8BD starting at 10.30am with […]

CUMBRIA GROWTH CATALYST FARM BUSINESS REVIEWS

We are still offering free farm business reviews funded by the Cumbria Growth Catalyst programme but have now been given permission to also use these visits to help farmers prepare Expression of Interests to apply to the Growth Programme.  The farm business review includes information about the proposals in the Agriculture Bill, analysis of the […]

GRANT UPDATE

RURAL GROWTH PROGRAMME GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE – DEADLINE 16TH FEB 2020 Last Friday, Defra announced another round of its Growth Programme which provides grants for small rural businesses to create jobs and growth in the rural economy.  Examples of eligible projects include farm diversification, food processing and development of tourism infrastructure.   There is a […]

£35m ANNOUNCED FOR RURAL GROWTH PROGRAMME GRANTS

The Government has just announced another round of its Growth Programme which provides grants for small rural businesses to create jobs and growth in the rural economy.  Examples of eligible projects have in the past included farm diversification, food processing and tourism developments. Last time the scheme was open, the grants were of up to […]

ELM Payment Methodologies Focus Group

 The Government has announced plans for a new agricultural policy to deliver an improved environment in England once the UK leaves the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy. The cornerstone of this is the development of a new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme, which will be underpinned by the payment of public money for public goods. ELM is intended to provide a powerful […]

ADVICE AND INFO ON BREXIT

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has guides for each farming sector on post Brexit prospects for trade and the impact of a No Deal Brexit.  They also have a Brexit impact calculator, webinars and podcasts with Brexit analysis and advice:  https://ahdb.org.uk/brexit. Defra has advice to farmers on the implications of a possible No Deal […]