How low would BPS have to go before you stopped claiming it?

topground

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North Somerset.
BPS is money for old rope compared with the nonsense that is SFI and the short period of time I spend completing the BPS claim is the best paid hourly rate I have ever earned. There is no lower limit.
SFI on the other hand is everything an anti farmer clip board carrying bureaucrat could have ever wished for so is a non runner here.
 
Location
Devon
Surely they won't bother with a clipboard inspection once it's £30 an acre.
Proposed payment rate that most farms can get will only be £8.91 acre and for that to qualify for it there is a proposed list of requirements that is as long as your arm!

In real terms it will be about £1 acre payment year after you do all these requirements and take inflation into account!

Total non starter!
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Proposed payment rate that most farms can get will only be £8.91 acre and for that to qualify for it there is a proposed list of requirements that is as long as your arm!

In real terms it will be about £1 acre payment year after you do all these requirements and take inflation into account!

Total non starter!
Which means my sub claim would be just over £1000. Most of the land we farm we don’t hold the entitlements for. Always had it drumming into me that I mustn’t rely on sub. Admittedly we are lowland and haven’t got any other large landlords other than the NT but they only allow us 120 ewes over 140 acres from April -September so we don’t think about them much. So we can plough, reseed and farm how we like without anyone looking over our shoulders. Apart from the RPA, and when the carrot they offer is only £1k they can go jump.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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