Key dates: Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), Countryside Stewardship (CS) and Environmental Stewardship (ES)
BPS-applications: 15 March to 16 May
CS & ES Revenue Claims: 15 March to 16 May
CS, ES & HLS Capital Claims: Open all year round
CS Higher-Tier: Deadline for application pack 31 March-deadline for applications 29 April
CS Mid-Tier: Deadline for paper application pack 27 May, online applications deadline 29 July
CS Wildlife Offers: As above
CS Capital Grants: open for applications all year
CS Woodland Tree Health and CS Woodland Management Plan: Open for applications all year.
Some option payment rates within CS have increased however, rates for capital items remain unchanged. If you are currently in a Medium Priority Water area for CS from the 1 April that area will move to a High Priority area and grants could be available for concrete yard renewal and covering over muck/slurry/silage stores.
For a free no obligation discussion on any of the above topics please contact Alan Falshaw, Farm Business Consultant 07425 186127 or email email@example.com