September 27, 2018

Income from farm property: Andrew Granger & Co at the Leicester Business Festival

Farm at sunset

Andrew Granger & Co’s Joint Managing Director, Rupert Harrison will be joining an expert panel at the upcoming Leicester Business Festival at a seminar for farmers and horticulturists entitled How Healthy are you and your Business? Making farming pay in 2018 In the challenging economic circumstances that all UK farmers face, letting out surplus buildings […]

October 15, 2015

Demand for farmland in East Midlands still strong despite reports of slowdown

East midlands farmland demand The strong demand for farmland in the East Midlands so far in 2015 and the steady increase in prices looks set to continue despite reports of a slowdown nationwide. Our rural team here at Andrew Granger & Co say there is no evidence of demand letting up in the region despite […]

March 20, 2015

Basic Payment Scheme – an update

Changes to BPS claims   The RPA has announced a significant change to this year’s Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claims and has admitted that the on-line system isn’t working. Farmers still need to be registered using the on-line system, but claims will be made using paper forms. Further details are expected on Monday 23rd March, […]

March 18, 2015

CAP subsidy application deadline to be extended

Last updated: 17 Mar 2015 The European Commissioner, Phil Hogan, has confirmed today that he will be extending the deadline for CAP subsidy applications. NFU director of policy, Andrew Clark said: “We understand Commissioner Hogan has confirmed that he will postpone the application deadline. “We are keen to find out more about the detailed plans […]

March 3, 2015

Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements

Are you aware that under the changes from the Single Payment Scheme to the Basic Payment Scheme any entitlements not claimed on May 15th2015 will be lost? This makes it important to try to sell any excess before the deadline. It is also therefore a good time to pick up small numbers of entitlements to […]

February 13, 2015

Important Changes to Stewardship Claims

Stewardship claims If you are an agri-environment scheme holder, Natural England now requires you to submit an annual claim form. This is a new requirement for both Entry-Level and Higher-Level schemes. Failure to submit a claim will mean you will no longer be able to receive your payments. Please note this a separate process from […]

January 19, 2015


East of England Showground, Oundle Rd, Alwalton, Peterborough, PE2 6XE You can find us at Stand 7107 in Hall 7 and get all the latest from Andrew Granger & Co on: • Basic Payment Scheme• Farm Land Values• Potential Impact of Neighbouring Planning For further information about the event head over to:

July 31, 2014

How to understand CAP Reform #3

In the final part of our Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform series, we discuss Greening and its implications for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). Greening is defined as ‘Payment for agricultural practices beneficial for the climate and environment.’ There are three rules when it comes to greening: The area of Permanent Grassland must not fall […]

July 29, 2014

How to understand CAP Reform #2

In the second part of our Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform series, we outline the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements and their usage. Much like the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) before it, you will need entitlements to claim BPS. These entitlements must be ‘activated’ against a minimum of 5 hectares of eligible land if you […]

July 24, 2014

How to understand CAP Reform #1

As part of the Common Agricultural Policy reform (CAP) the existing single farm payment scheme will be replaced by a Basic Payment Scheme. In the first of our three part blog series, we asked our rural department to explain the basic payment scheme (BPS) and how it might affect you. There are three main requirements you […]