December 3, 2014

Autumn Statement wish list

Andrew Granger, managing partner of property and planning experts Andrew Granger & Co, who employ 50 people, comments ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement this morning. In the residential market, we are already seeing a slow down as buyers and sellers hedge their bets ahead of the General Election in May so it would be […]

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 […]