Grant schemes and diversification

New tax case allows IHT relief for livery business

“Agricultural and other rural trading businesses qualify for either agricultural or business property relief from inheritance tax but, for many years, the established position has been that livery yards do not...

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More grant funding for rural businesses

“As part of a planned investment of £3.5 billion into the rural economy, Defra has announced a £200 million round of grant funding to support rural businesses investing in new equipment;...

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Countryside Productivity Scheme open for applications

The Countryside Productivity Scheme opened for applications on 1 August 2017 for foresters for projects to improve productivity, and arable farmers and horticultural businesses for water resource management projects. The grants...

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Small Dairy Farmers Scheme open for applications

The Small Dairy Farmers Scheme opened for applications on 24 April 2017.   The scheme offers a one off payment to eligible farmers who apply for funding.  A total of £8.5 million is available and...

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2017 Countryside Stewardship Now Open

The Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier and Higher Tier scheme for 2017 opened on Friday 10th March. Details of this scheme can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/countryside-stewardship-get-paid-for-environmental-land-management Higher Tier application packs will need...

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New RDPE Growth Programme Opens

Defra has just published details of the new RDPE funding that is available to farmers and rural businesses through the Local Enterprise Partnerships. The deadline for submission of expressions of interest...

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Planning permission granted

Another good result for a client with a Class Q permitted development rights approval for a barn conversion to a single dwelling. Find out more on the East Devon District Council website.

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