Farm Business Management Services

H&H Land and Property is able to provide a comprehensive and confidential range of farm business management services and tailored advice to help your business meet the challenges of modern farm and land management and keeping you updated of regulatory change.

Basic Payment Scheme 2015
The Rural Payment Agency [the RPA] has announced that the new Basic Payment Scheme will start in January 2015.  Similar to the current system, every hectare of eligible land has to be matched with a hectare of entitlement in order to claim.

As no previously recorded details will be available on the new Basic Payment Scheme online system, and there are significant changes which need to be understood, every UK farmer needs to engage with the Government’s new Scheme as soon as possible

Farmers, Agents and Claimants are only allowed to register ONLINE for the new system and the RPA are due to request registrations from around end of August 2014.


Basic Payment Payment Scheme
Using proprietary approved software we are able to submit the annual claim electronically. By sending the claim on-line to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) the rate at which your claim is processed is speeded up, hopefully ensuring that you receive the payment early in the payment window. We have direct links to the RPA so can help deal with any long standing payment issues or mapping queries at a personal level. The processing of claims can be tracked electronically and documents printed off easily, thus saving time and money.

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ's)
Regulations require that detailed information is maintained for manure and fertiliser applications for those farms within the NVZ's. Using PLANET software and Environment Agency approved spreadsheets we can provide tailored reports for your business and on-going support for record keeping.

Budgets and Cash Flows
Whether for bank valuations, borrowings, tenancy applications, farm business appraisals or a general overview of the farm's financial position we can act as farm agents to provide budgets and cash flows to suit your individual requirements.

Rules and Regulations
Whether it is Cross-compliance, Soil Protection Reviews, GAEC, Waste Management, Manure Management, Resource Protection we have the knowledge and experience to advise you accordingly and provide any maps and other technical information you may require to meet your obligations.

Asbestos Surveys
Type One surveys undertaken to meet Control Of Asbestos at Work Regulations on farms. Reports and photographic records can be produced quickly and accurately to meet your requirements under these Regulations.

Health and Safety Policies
A requirement by law for businesses employing more than five individuals, recommended for all businesses where other people are employed other than the owners. Up to date advice available on COSHH and other rules and regulations.

Environmental Stewardship Grants and Applications
Advice on completion of grant applications and claims together with Environmental Stewardship applications to include Catchment Sensitive Farming Grant Claims, Entry Level/Uplands Entry Level and Higher Level Stewardship as well as classic schemes such as CSS and ESA.

Crop Protection and Fertiliser Planning
Impartial advice on pesticide and fertiliser/nutrient recommendations from a BASIS and FACTS qualified advisor to help meet Crop and Livestock Assurance Scheme requirements

If you would like further information on how we can support you, please contact Andrew Jamieson, Agricultural Advisor on 01228 406260 | 0191 370 8530.

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