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210406 England: Electrical Safety Regulations now apply to existing lettings

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The Electrical Safety Standards Regulations now apply to existing lettings (from 1st April 2021) in England. Our briefing note of 5th June 2020 gives more detail and there is a podcast on the subject which can be downloaded free of charge from our Podcasts page. Government guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities can be found on the GOV.UK website....

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210401 England: Guidance on the ways to submit applications, claims and documents

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DEFRA has updated its guidance on the different the ways to submit applications, claims, documents including supporting information and evidence. The guidance applies to: BPS 2021 applicationYoung and New Farmer applicationHempDeath Certificates/ Grant of probate procedures/ Bank DetailsEntitlement TransfersLand TransfersAdding land by emailCountryside Stewardship applications and claimsEnvironmental Stewardship claims....

Jeremy's Blog 1st April 2021: Generational Change

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 1st April 2021. In a sector of family businesses, a quarter or more of farms and estates might see generational change in any decade. Some may take longer, as where the business has no natural successor; others will come faster, whether by chance or necessity. This is likely to accelerate in the 2020s as the pressures for change intensify, often in circumstances requiring careful advice, personal support and good management....

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210401 England: An overview of the Farming Investment Fund

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DEFRA has produced an article on the Farming Investment Fund, before it is launched in autumn 2021. The Fund is split in two. The lower value investment part of the fund is called the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund and the higher value investment part of the fund is called the Farming Transformation Fund. An overview of the Farming Investment Fund can be found on the DEFRA blog....

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210331: Northern Ireland - Consultation on an Energy Strategy

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Northern Ireland has published An Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland for public consultation. The closing date for responses is 30th June 2021 and the consultation documents can be found here. A more detailed briefing on the Strategy will be published in due course.

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210331 Northern Ireland: Technology Demonstration Farms sought

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DAERA is inviting applications by farmers interested in becoming Technology Demonstration Farms in two categories: Crops and Environment. Successful farms will hold group visits to demonstrate their practices to other farmers, for which they are paid £600 per visit. Further details are available on the CAFRE website.

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