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Wilson Wraight 2020 Round Up

As Wilson Wraight celebrated 30 years in what has been a turbulent year, we reflect on the past 12 months where our team has successfully continued to support clients whilst working from home, embracing technology and virtual communications.   The Team   2020 saw us say a sad goodbye to Rachel Croker, who is embarking […]

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Reduction to Direct Payments from 2021

The government has now announced its transition plan for the phasing out of direct payments and existing Agri-Environment schemes. Commencing from January 2021, the planned transition will start to take place, targeting a reduction to zero by 2028.   Between 2021 and 2027 farmers will see their direct payments progressively fall but will have the […]

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Future Grant Schemes

The new grant schemes offered by the Rural Payments Agency are proposed to be one of the main substitutes for Direct Payments.  The key details and types of grants to consider are summarised below into four categories: Farming Investment Fund From Autumn 2021, applications can be made for funding associated with equipment, technology, and infrastructure […]

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Agriculture – Transitional Timescales

At the beginning of the week, DEFRA published their “Agricultural Transition Plan for 2021-2024” which detailed the plans for cutting ties with Europe’s ‘Common Agricultural Policy’ over the next several years. Dates and deadlines have been set for different elements of the plan, but DEFRA have made it very clear that this will be a […]

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Environmental Land Management

With the gradual phasing out of the Basic Payment Scheme comes the new form of support payments called the Environmental Land Management Scheme or ELM for short. This latest DEFRA publication has brought slightly more certainty to how these payments can be achieved however it is clear that the finer details of this scheme is […]

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Ross McGowan joins Wilson Wraight

Ross McGowan joins the team as our newly appointed consultant. Ross graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc (Honours) in Agricultural Business Management in 2019. Prior to joining the team Ross worked on a large-scale farm in Zimbabwe before returning home to continue managing some of the family farm’s diversified enterprises.   Partner, […]

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Sugar Beet 2021

British Sugar and the NFU have released details of the 2021 sugar beet contract.   The headline details: Prices 1 year £20.30 per adj. tonne 3 year £21.18 per adj. tonne Futures-linked variable price contract No Crown Tare deduction New sugar payment scale New Virus Yellow crop assurance scheme Change to late delivery bonus   […]

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Welcome back Lucy

Introducing the newest member of our team, Lucy Wade! Lucy was our placement student in 2018/19 and we are thrilled to have her back following on from her graduation at Harper Adams University in summer 2020 with a degree in Agri-Business.   Lucy grew up on her family farm in Grantham, Lincolnshire, helping to run […]

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A warm welcome to Kate Hall

As the Wilson Wraight Agricultural Management Consultant Scholarship commences with Harper Adams University for its fifth year, we are delighted to announce that Kate Hall has joined the Wilson Wraight team as our placement student for the coming 12 months.   Kate joins us having completed her first two years of studies in BSc (Hons) […]

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Harvest safety – Charlie Lockhart reports

With the UK being in one of the driest springs since 1989, this year’s harvest may be coming around the corner sooner than we all thought.  So this could be the time to be thinking about how best to implement safety in the upcoming harvest. Harvest is a busy time of year and safety can […]

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