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Public access and your Farm

With significantly more people going out and enjoying the countryside and its wildlife, it is becoming more important to consider how and where the public have access, and the perception that they have towards your farm.  Whether it is from a footpath, road or supermarket, we should all remember that the public is our customer, […]

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Wilson Wraight proudly celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Founded in April 1990 by Jim Wilson and Roger Wraight, the business has continued to develop into one of the UK’s leading agricultural management consultancy firms, currently providing professional advice covering a land area in excess of 100,000 hectares. “Our specialist team have amassed a vast range of experience and knowledge across the industry, ensuring […]

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Woodland Grant Schemes

Considering planting some new woodland? You may be eligible for a grant to help fund your project. Below is a short summary of the main grants available; Woodland Carbon Fund (WCF) A forestry commission scheme (slightly faster application period) where applications can be made any time. Aimed at creating productive woodland for timber and forestry […]

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Guy Bicknell joins the team

Guy Bicknell joins Wilson Wraight as our newly appointed consultant. Previously, Guy was working for a large multi-national food processor as a contract manager, he brings to the team a wealth of experience in crop production, both with logistics and costings. Will Mitcham, Partner, commented “Guy brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of arable farming […]

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Rebecca Mahony - Wilson Wraight

Basic Payment Scheme 2020

In advance of the Basic Payment Scheme application window opening on Thursday 12 March 2020 all businesses should take steps to make sure they are ready as follows: Log in to the Rural Payments service https://www.ruralpayments.service.gov.uk/ You may need to reset your password if you have not accessed the system since last year. New applicants […]

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Spring cropping choices

With the excessive amount of rainfall coinciding with crop failure, the winter drilling season for 2019 is one to forget for many. Unfavourable drilling conditions, flooded land, as well as very challenging lifting conditions for root crop growers have left many farmers across the UK looking at spring cropping options for 2020 harvest. The AHDB […]

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Rebecca Mahony - Wilson Wraight

Countryside Stewardship update

For those businesses considering entering into Countryside Stewardship agreements for a start date of 1st January 2021, the application window is now open. Applications for Mid Tier opened on 11th February and close on 31st July 2020. Applications for Wildlife Offers opened on 11th February and close on 31st July 2020. Applications for Higher Tier […]

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Agricultural Bill 2020

The Government has just published its revised Agricultural Bill, a significant piece of legislation that will re-shape the industry over the coming years.   With most Farms having just received their 2019 Basic Payment, it is perhaps the perfect time to think about how best to future proof your business. As fundamentally the Bill has […]

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New members join the team

Happy New Year to all…2020 has commenced with two new members joining the Wilson Wraight team. Rebecca Lewis joins us as Chief Operating Officer, a key role in the continuing success of Wilson Wraight. Rebecca will take on responsibility for all core business functions, looking for continuous improvements, opportunities to drive new business, whilst helping […]

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Rachel Bush - Wilson Wraight

BPS Action Points

BPS, current and future 2019 Payments As payments arrive this week: CHECK for claim progress on Rural Payments. Log onto the RPA online > click ‘view business’ > click ‘basic payment scheme applications’ > click ‘apply for BPS’.  The status will say Claim Validation or Preparing for Payment.  If the former, then the RPA are […]

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