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SME support: call in Greater Manchester (OC15R19P 1001)

SME support: call in Greater Manchester (OC15R19P 1001)

Call to run project's enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in Greater Manchester

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Press release: Defra opens £2 million fund to restore flood affected farmland

Press release: Defra opens £2 million fund to restore flood affected farmland

Farmers affected by this summer's flooding can now apply for support through the Farming Recovery Fund

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Guidance: Farming Recovery Fund 2019: Guidance and application form

Guidance: Farming Recovery Fund 2019: Guidance and application form

On 10 August 2019 Defra announced up to £2m available for farming businesses affected in Wainfleet and North Yorkshire that were particularly hard-hit by flooding.

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Access to Employment: project call in D2N2 LEP (OC08S191506)

Access to Employment: project call in D2N2 LEP (OC08S191506)

Call to run a project to provide training to unemployed and inactive individuals to secure employment in the Health and Social Care Sector in D2N2 LEP Area.

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Access to Employment: project call in D2N2 LEP (OC08S191506)

Access to Employment: project call in D2N2 LEP (OC08S191506)

Call to run a project to provide training to unemployed and inactive individuals to secure employment in the Health and Social Care Sector in D2N2 LEP Area.

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Apprenticeships Support for Employers in New Anglia (OC24S19P1531)

Apprenticeships Support for Employers in New Anglia (OC24S19P1531)

Call to run a project which will be designed to support non apprenticeship levy paying businesses and those apprenticeship levy payers who are part of a larger group but have local control over their levy to provide and develop new apprenticeship and workplace opportunities across the New Anglia geography.

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CLOSED: Sustainable Integration of Young People into the Labour Market (OC25S19P1462)

CLOSED: Sustainable Integration of Young People into the Labour Market (OC25S19P1462)

Call to run a project to support young people to improve the transition from education to work and within the labour market in the North East Region LEP area.

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CLOSED: Access to Employment: project call in Sheffield City Region (OC28S19P1440)

CLOSED: Access to Employment: project call in Sheffield City Region (OC28S19P1440)

Call to run a project to reduce youth unemployment and inactivity in Sheffield City Region LEP Area.

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CLOSED: Access to Employment: project call in Sheffield City Region (OC28S19P1440)

CLOSED: Access to Employment: project call in Sheffield City Region (OC28S19P1440)

Call to run a project to reduce youth unemployment and inactivity in Sheffield City Region LEP Area.

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Guidance: Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

Guidance: Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

How to register and update your personal, business and land details on the Rural Payments service (including RLE1 guidance).

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Guidance: Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

Guidance: Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

How to register and update your personal, business and land details on the Rural Payments service (including RLE1 guidance).

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IP2.1 D2N2 Fuller Working Lives (OC08S19P1532)

IP2.1 D2N2 Fuller Working Lives (OC08S19P1532)

Call to run a project to address the skills needs of employed people in the D2N2 LEP area.

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Notice: Notice 26/19   Imports of garlic under Commission Regulation (EU) No. 341/2007

Notice: Notice 26/19 Imports of garlic under Commission Regulation (EU) No. 341/2007

This notice explains how the rules are applied to this quota and how to apply for a licence.

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Inclusive Labour Markets – North East Region (OC25S19P1510)

Inclusive Labour Markets – North East Region (OC25S19P1510)

Call to run a project to remove barriers to employment and increase prospects for unemployed and economically inactive people in the North East Region LEP area.

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LLEP Sector Skills for Productivity (OC21S19P1517)

LLEP Sector Skills for Productivity (OC21S19P1517)

Call to run a project that increases the skill levels of the employed to better equip individuals and businesses to meet immediate and future demands and increase overall productivity.

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Leicester and Leicestershire Digital Skills (OC21S19P1516 )

Leicester and Leicestershire Digital Skills (OC21S19P1516 )

Call to run a project which develops the capacity of SMEs, identifying digital skills requirements and providing subsequent training opportunities for employees.

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Guidance: Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

Guidance: Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

How to register and update your personal, business and land details on the Rural Payments service (including RLE1 guidance).

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Guidance: Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

Guidance: Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

How to register and update your personal, business and land details on the Rural Payments service (including RLE1 guidance).

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Leicester and Leicestershire Employment Hub (OC21S19P1512)

Leicester and Leicestershire Employment Hub (OC21S19P1512)

Call to run a project in LLEP ensuring the continuity of Employment Hub activities to drive up demand for the full range of national and local employment and training opportunities.

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Detailed guide: BPS 2018

Detailed guide: BPS 2018

Everything rural businesses need to know about the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in 2018

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CLOSED: Thriving at work – health, disability and neurodiversity IP2.1 & IP2.2 (OC39S19P1448)

CLOSED: Thriving at work – health, disability and neurodiversity IP2.1 & IP2.2  (OC39S19P1448)

Call to run a project in York, North Yorkshire & East Riding to support managers and individuals to aid progression within the workplace for those with mental and physical health concerns.

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Sector Skills Development in New Anglia (OC24S19P1527)

Sector Skills Development in New Anglia (OC24S19P1527)

Call to run a project that will deliver an employer-led approach to undertake a range of activities to improve the labour market relevance of skills provision for New Anglia’s key sectors.

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Detailed guide: Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) 2020 agreement extension

Detailed guide: Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) 2020 agreement extension

Information for agreement holders about extensions for suitable Environmental Stewardship Higher Level Stewardship agreements due to expire in 2020.

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Over 50’s Support Programme – Leeds City Region (OC20S19P1504)

Over 50’s Support Programme – Leeds City Region (OC20S19P1504)

Call to run a project to deliver a range of skills provision to support individuals aged over 50 and in employment in the Leeds City Region LEP area.

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Guidance: Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

Guidance: Rural Payments: registering and updating your details

How to register and update your personal, business and land details on the Rural Payments service (including RLE1 guidance).

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RPA confirms overdue agri environment claims have been fully paid

RPA confirms overdue agri environment claims have been fully paid

Farmers and land managers receive full payments for their work under agri-environment schemes

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£15 million for new equipment to boost farm productivity

£15 million for new equipment to boost farm productivity

Second round of funding for the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme open for applications.

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Thousands of farmers in stewardship agreements to be paid in July

Thousands of farmers in stewardship agreements to be paid in July

Payments will be made in full to eligible farmers in agri-environment schemes who are still waiting to be paid, the government has confirmed today (19 June).

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RPA confirms 2018 BPS and CS bridging payments

RPA confirms 2018 BPS and CS bridging payments

Farmers due their 2018 Countryside Stewardship advance or Basic Payment Scheme payment will receive bridging payments in April.

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Farmers advised to apply early for this year’s funding schemes

Farmers advised to apply early for this year’s funding schemes

Farmers and land managers applying for BPS and claiming for CS and ES payments are urged to do so in good time ahead of the 15 May deadline.

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Countryside Stewardship opens for applications in 2019

Countryside Stewardship opens for applications in 2019

Farmers, foresters and land managers can now apply for a range of schemes that pay for environmental benefits

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93.4% of Basic Payment Scheme claims paid in December

93.4% of Basic Payment Scheme claims paid in December

The Rural Payments Agency confirms that over £1.57 billion has been paid out so far to farmers in England.

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2018 BPS payments start landing in bank accounts

2018 BPS payments start landing in bank accounts

Two thirds of 2018 BPS payments made in the first day of the payment window

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RPA confirms BPS 2018 entitlement and greening rates

RPA confirms BPS 2018 entitlement and greening rates

Entitlement values and greening rates confirmed for 2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) after exchange rate is set.

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£30 million commitment to help farmers boost productivity

£30 million commitment to help farmers boost productivity

Further rounds of funding for the popular small grants scheme for farmers has been confirmed

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BPS 2018 payments exchange rate set

BPS 2018 payments exchange rate set

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed the exchange rate for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 payments made in sterling

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Derogation from some Ecological Focus Areas

Derogation from some Ecological Focus Areas

A derogation from certain greening rules has been agreed with the European Commission and will come into force by 30 September 2018.

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Bridging Payments for Environmental Stewardship customers

Bridging Payments for Environmental Stewardship customers

Farmers and land managers who claimed for 2016 and / or 2017 will have received at least 75% of their payment for those years by the end of September

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Landmark Agriculture Bill to deliver a Green Brexit

Landmark Agriculture Bill to deliver a Green Brexit

Michael Gove sets out major post-Brexit policy to invest in the environment and take back control for farmers after almost 50 years under EU rules

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London market trader fined for selling rotten fruit with incorrect labelling

London market trader fined for selling rotten fruit with incorrect labelling

Horticultural Marketing Inspectors investigation leads to fine for London market trader selling rotten fruit and vegetables

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Farming regulation changes proposed

Farming regulation changes proposed

A major simplification of the way we regulate farming has been proposed in an interim report published today

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Agreement signs development of new livestock traceability service

Agreement signs development of new livestock traceability service

A new agreement has been signed between AHDB and Defra setting out how AHDB could develop a new multi-species livestock traceability service for England.

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Application return deadline for Countryside Stewardship extended to 31 August

Application return deadline for Countryside Stewardship extended to 31 August

The deadline for Countryside Stewardship application packs to be received by Natural England has been extended by one month

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Bridging Payments for Countryside Stewardship customers

Bridging Payments for Countryside Stewardship customers

Farmers and land managers with a 2017 Countryside Stewardship agreement will receive a Bridging Payment for 75% of the current estimated value of their claim

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Thousands of BPS 2017 applications received

Thousands of BPS 2017 applications received

RPA encourages farmers to apply for BPS 2017 online now

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