Morris, Marshall and Poole partner Keith Davies looks at the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), applying for it and letting land.
Spring is definitely on its way and we’re starting to see a rise in the amount of land coming up for let throughout Mid Wales.
With the introduction of the Welsh Government’s new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) it is vitally important that correct agreements are in place to make a successful claim.
Our agricultural team here at Morris, Marshall and Poole is already assisting landowners, tenants and graziers with the letting of land, including helping to apply for BPS.
Under the new arrangement for the payment scheme in 2015, claimants must meet certain criteria:
• Must be an “active” farmer
• Have at least 5ha of eligible land
• Have land at their disposal or under their control
• Have at least five entitlements and activate them
There are several ways to let land but it is crucial that the correct advice is sought to prevent uneccessary complications.
With Spring upon us there are many landowners looking to let land and this is the time for farmers looking to secure additional land.
If you’re looking to let land out or you want to discuss the Basic Payment Scheme and how we can help you to apply for it online, call our team at Welshpool on 01928 554818 or Newtown on 01686 626160.
Or email Welshpool@morrismarshall.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit us at www.morrismarshall.co.uk or find us on www.facebook.com/morrismarshallandpoole or tweet us @mmp_agents www.twitter.com/mmp_agents