Grant schemes and diversification

Scallop discos

Every now and then a snippet of information come across our desks that is immediately eye catching and interesting. Today’s news from Defra that Devon-based company Fishtek Marine has been working...

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Biodiversity Net Gain

“Most of our clients will be aware that Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is on the agenda but have not yet started to think about if and how it may impact them”,...

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Extension of planning permissions

The provisions in the Business and Planning Act 2020 that extend the duration of some planning permissions come into effect on 19 August 2020. Under the Act, which applies to planning...

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February deadline for RDPE capital grants

The RDPE Growth Programme is currently open for applications for grant funding for projects which create jobs and growth in the rural economy. These grants are available to both new and...

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Grants to restore historic farm buildings

The Historic Building Restoration Grant scheme opened for applications on 29 March 2018.  The scheme is being piloted in the Dartmoor, Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Owners...

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Extended deadline for RDPE Growth Programme grants

The RDPE Growth Programme offers grant funding for a range projects including farm diversification into non-agricultural activities.  Read the piece that we wrote last year about the programme.  The original January deadline...

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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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