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New claim for sfp

Discussion in 'Tenant Farming, Subsidies, BPS & Legal Issues' started by millen87, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. millen87

    millen87 Member

    Location:
    northern ireland
    Hi folks I have about 20acres I'm farming between ground I own and rent. I have applied to do a level 2 course starting in October there are no entitlements on any of the ground in have. Will I be able to claim next year when I have the course complete. Also I'm in Northern Ireland cheers
     
  2. dannewhouse

    dannewhouse Member

    Location:
    huddersfield
    if its anything like England you have to buy the entitlements unless...
    are you under 40? if so you could be classed as a young farmer and therefore be able to apply for entitlements free, and get the normal payment and get a 25% top up for being a new/young farmer.

    (25% is for 5 years from 1st year of you farming)
     
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  3. millen87

    millen87 Member

    Location:
    northern ireland
    Yes I'm under 40 so should be ok for that then
     
  4. marshbarn

    marshbarn Member

    Location:
    shropshire
    You will also need a letter from your accountant showing this is a new business.
     
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  5. dannewhouse

    dannewhouse Member

    Location:
    huddersfield
    yes ideally claim your 1st year of claiming as your 1st incharge of the farm ie if you parents are involved, they had 51% before a date and then you need above 51% after so you are the majority and can claim young farmer for 5 years. if you started 1 year ago you can still claim but you would only get the young farmer top up for 4 years. ie 5 from starting farming.
     
  6. dannewhouse

    dannewhouse Member

    Location:
    huddersfield
    funny an alert came up on this today, had a letter yeaterday refusing my young farmer as the certificate supplied in 15 doesn't have enough evidence (I couldn't send a bank account slip in because I hadn't opened the account!) they are ringing me back with what I need to supply 1 day … they sure are fast!!!
     

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