Free drop in clinics on new Basic Payment Scheme

Published February 10th, 2015

Farmers looking for assistance registering for the new CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) Basic Payment Scheme and advice on greening are being invited to a series of drop in clinics being held in Herefordshire next month (MARCH).

Chartered surveyors at Berrys are holding free clinics at their office at Newchurch Farm, Kinnersley, Hereford on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 and Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 2pm until 5pm.

“Farmers are welcome to call in on those afternoons and discuss any queries they may have,” said Ben Corbett, Berrys’ partner at the Herefordshire office.

“The new CAP payment system is now with us and we are keen that farmers know how to register and that they are aware of the requirements, such as greening,” he said.

Greening will make up 30 per cent of the Basic Payment money and contains relatively complex criteria and exemptions so it is important to consider these before applying for your first payment.

“We can also advise on the procedure for registering for the new Basic Payment Scheme as this is now different from previous support schemes,” he said.

“If you would like us to register for you please make sure you bring the necessary information and documents – phone us beforehand for details,” he added.

For more information on the drop in clinics contact Ben Corbett at Berrys on 01544 598080 or email  Please note, these drop in sessions are only available in the Hereford office.

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More about Ben Corbett

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS
Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01432 809831
Mobile: 07799 902948

Ben is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a registered valuer, he joined Berrys in October 2013. Previously he worked for a large farm management company and for Savills where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2006.

Ben manages the Hereford office and the growing range of services that the office delivers. He specialises in valuations, rural property consultancy, and rural property and business advice including planning and development consultancy.