BPS 2021


NFFN Member
So whats the plan for 2025-2026-2027 ? Anybody know
It’s after a general election and payment rates are only guaranteed for the “life of this parliament“, so it would be up to the next government. Predictions are for a straight line reduction from the 2024 rate to zero in 2028, but that’s just guess work.

8 Ace

New Member
BPS is welcome each year and for a large proportion of UK farmers it represents a significant proportion of profits in the business. My question is who really benefits from the subsidy? As it is withdrawn I think the real pain will be seen more in the merchanting side of agriculture (and I am not saying some individual farmers will not be hit hard as well). They have got used to pricing to what the market will stand. If the £3billion annual subsidy injection is phased out to diddly squat in 4 or 5 years it is surely the case that inputs will become relatively cheaper as the cash will just not be in farmers accounts to pay such high prices for machinery or fungicides or whatever. I suspect it won`t come to that as the new regime will pay something approaching decent money but with some hardcore environmental strings attached. I just hope the new scheme
is practical and makes sense.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...