We are now well into the Agricultural Transition in England, with a second round of BPS cuts in 2022, and further cuts due in 2023. By 2024, BPS recipients will have lost at least half of their BPS payments, ahead of the final year of payments in 2027.
The cuts in BPS are being redirected into new schemes with various focuses, with new schemes and new rounds of schemes being rolled out on a frequent basis. Keeping up to date with the opportunities can be a challenge, but it is important that CLA members remain alert to what is available, so businesses can choose what is right for them.
Building on the success of the Agricultural Transition Roadshows which ran in early 2022, the CLA is running a second series of roadshow events.
These two hour events will include an update on the latest policy developments along with presentations from farm resilience consultants offering free support and advice to farmers and landowners.
There will also be opportunities for members to raise specific questions with CLA experts, Defra and the Rural Payments Agency in one hour breakout sessions.
We will be running four roadshows in the South West - full details below.
27 March | Cirencester, Gloucestershire | 10.30am - 12.30pm. Book here
27 March | Bridgwater, Somerset | 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Book here
28 March | Truro, Cornwall | 10.30am - 12.30pm. Book here
28 March | Callington, Cornwall | 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Book here
We will also be joined by The Forestry Commission who will have an exhibitor stand for any questions you may have.
The cost is £12 (including VAT). If you have any issues booking online, please call the CLA South West office on 01249 700200 and the team will be happy to assist.
You are welcome to attend events in any area of the country. Other ATP Roadshow dates are:
7 March | Newark, Nottinghamshire | 1.30pm - 5pm. Book here
8 March | Northampton, Northamptonshire | 9.30am - 12pm. Book here
8 March | Chelmsford, Essex | 6pm - 8.30pm. Book here
9 March | Diss, Norfolk | 10am - 12.30pm. Book here
21 March | Worcester, Worcestershire | 3pm - 5.30pm. Book here
23 March | Bakewell, Derbyshire | 10am - 12.30pm. Book here
23 March | Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire | 3.30pm - 6pm. Book here
CLA South East
4 April | Maidstone, Kent | 9.30am - 12pm. Book here
4 April | Ardingly, Sussex | 3pm - 5.30pm. Book here
5 April | Abingdon, Oxfordshire | 9.30pm - 12pm. Book here
5 April | Winchester, Hampshire | 3pm - 5.30pm. Book here
CLA North (booking will open mid February)
19 April | Pontefract, West Yorkshire
19 April | Darlington, County Durham
20 April | Penrith, Cumbria
20 April | Preston, Lancashire
These events are kindly supported by Ricardo.