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Archive for October, 2016

Glastir Organic Business Plans

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

All existing Glastir Organic Contract holders must complete and submit a Business Plan via their RPW Online account by 31 December 2016. A guidance booklet and business plan template is available to download from the Welsh Government’s website, – the Glastir Organic 2016 annual claim will not be validated for payment until a completed plan has been received.

If you would like help to complete a Business Plan, please contact us here at CARA.

Glastir Small Grants

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Glastir Small Grants contracts are now being issued to those farmers who have been selected as part of the carbon theme, following their expression of interest in the window which closed on 5 August 2016. Contracts need to be accepted within 21 days of issue and are available on your RPW online account. Please note that geotagged photos must be taken before and after capital works and submitted with your Glastir Small Grants claim. Further photo  guidance is available on the Welsh Government’s website, or contact us here at CARA.

Capital Works claims for Glastir Small Grants – carbon theme should be submitted via RPW online by 31 March 2017. Before and after geotagged photos must be uploaded with your claim.

Exchange Rate for Basic Payment Scheme payments 2016

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The Euro exchange rate has been set for calculating 2016 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments.

BPS payments for Wales are set in Euros and then converted into sterling and the rate, an average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set in September, will be:-

€1 = £0.85228

In 2015, the exchange rate for BPS was €1 = £0.73129


Glastir Organic

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The third Glastir Organic window opened on 17 October 2016 and will close at midnight on 4 November 2016. Contracts will commence on 1 January 2017. The application is available and must be submitted through the Rural Payments Wales (RPW) Online Service and guidance can also be found on the Welsh Government’s website. If you need additional help, please contact us at CARA.