Keep up to date with the latest McCartneys news.

Sustainable Farming Incentive

Fri 8 December 2023

Once appearing not to be overly attractive, the recent announcement of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Read More

The Rural Enterprise Fund for Herefordshire Businesses is now open

Tue 8 August 2023

Rural Enterprise Fund for Herefordshire Businesses is now open Read More

Rural England Prosperity Fund

Fri 3 February 2023

The Rural England Prosperity Fund is £110 million which has been allocated by the government to provide capital grant to support specific rural areas such as farms and rural businesses which are considering diversifying income streams. Read More

Press Release – Development Opportunity at Cwm Collo, Llanfair Waterdine, Shropshire LD7 1TY

Thu 10 June 2021

McCartneys have been favoured with instructions to offer for sale by private treaty this wonderful development opportunity Read More

Welsh Farming Grants Update

Tue 19 January 2021

Please see our update of forthcoming application dates for a number of Rural Payments Wales grants Read More

New Grant Funding Opportunity

Mon 9 November 2020

The Farm Business Grant Yard Coverings scheme is now open to farmers in Wales Read More

Woodland Creation Grants in Wales

Mon 20 April 2020

Payments of up to £4,500/ha are on offer in Wales for the creation of new woodland. Read More

Countryside Stewardship in England

Mon 20 April 2020

Are you eligible for some grant funding? Read More

Capital Works and Hedgerow & Boundaries Grant Scheme is now Open

Fri 6 March 2020

Mid-Tier Application packs need to be ordered by 31st May 2020 Read More

2020 - The Year to Look at Countryside Stewardship

Thu 5 March 2020

2020 is the last year farmers will be receiving a full Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payment Read More

Home Is.... Wherever We Build It

Wed 26 February 2020

Hayley Bright is a Secretary for the Livestock & Rural Professional Department in Knighton and has kindly shared what Home is to her. Read More

Don’t Miss out on Your Share of £35m Diversification Grant Scheme

Fri 6 December 2019

Farmers have less than three months to submit their application to be in with the chance of securing funding under a new £35m diversification grant scheme. Read More

Home Is… ‘Gin’ and ‘Tonic’

Mon 4 November 2019

I must confess I am partial to a G ‘n’ T and have a generous selection of gins at home Read More

2019 BPS Exchange Rate Revealed

Thu 3 October 2019

The 2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) exchange rate has been confirmed by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) this week. Read More

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme - Round 2 (England Only)

Thu 15 August 2019

The second round of the countryside productivity small grant scheme is now open until midday on the 3rd September 2019. Read More

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme Re-opens

Tue 9 July 2019

After much anticipation, the second round of the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme has reopened today. However, with the closing date for online applications less than 56 days away, closing midday on Tuesday 3rd September 2019, farmers must act quickly. Read More

Get Countryside Stewardship Applications up to Scratch Before 31 July

Mon 20 May 2019

With the deadline for Countryside Stewardship schemes just over two months away Read More

Grass Keep Trade on Fire

Thu 28 March 2019

McCartneys report an excellent result for the annual sale of the Whitton Charity Lands grass keep Read More

National Rural Business Awards Results

Thu 7 March 2019

Clive Roads and myself attended the National Rural Business Awards at Chateau Impney Hotel last week representing McCartneys LLP and the whole of the Midlands in the Best Professional Services Business category. Read More

National Rural Business Awards Finalists Event

Fri 22 February 2019

McCartneys won the West Midlands Best Rural Professional Services Business and now go forward to the National Final against five other businesses from Cumbria down to Somerset to see who is the Best of the Best Read More

Have You Thought about Applying for a Grant?

Thu 7 February 2019

Are you looking to apply for a grant or enrol in a scheme, then give one of our Rural Professional experts a call below, to find out how we can help? Read More

New £80m Funding Package Allocated to Welsh Farmers

Tue 11 December 2018

Rural Affairs Secretary, Lesley Griffiths, has announced today an £80million lifeline is being offered to Welsh farmers. The funding will enable the extension of Glastir agreements, the continuation of the Farm Business Grant, a further round of the Glastir Small Grants and an additional £16million for the Sustainable Production Grant. Read More

McCartneys Named Best Professional Services Business at Rural Business Awards Ceremony.

Tue 16 October 2018

McCartneys LLP have been named Best Professional Services Business at the 2018 Midlands Rural Business Awards. Read More

Get Involved - 24 Hours in Farming #Farm24

Tue 7 August 2018

From 5am on Thursday August 9th, farmers across Britain are being encouraged to take to social media to showcase the work they do within 24 hours using hashtag #Farm24. The social media campaign aims to provide an insight to consumers of the hard work and dedication which goes on behind the scenes in producing consumers food before it reaches the supermarket shelves. The event, which runs from 5am Thursday 9th August to 5am Friday 10th August, aims to reach over 112 million people and promote British agriculture. Read More

Can You Afford Not to Apply for mid Tier? Don't Miss the Deadline!

Fri 18 May 2018

With the uncertainties surrounding the future of Basic Payment, many farmers are considering whether now is the time to enter into a Mid Tier Agri environmental agreement and benefit from the funds available. Read More

Twenty First Century Countryside

Fri 11 May 2018

What do drones, driverless cars and cloud computing have in common?  They are three of the 10 key drivers for rural change as identified by the global policy forum, the OECD, which held it’s 11th Rural Development Conference 9-12 April. Read More

Have Your Say on Rural Crime

Wed 18 April 2018

A new National Rural Crime Survey has been launched to shine a light on the problems and impact of crime in rural communities. Read More

Auction of Welsh Single Farm Payment Entitlements – Thursday 19th April 2018

Wed 18 April 2018

On Thursday 19th April 2018 McCartneys will be holding an auction of Welsh Single Farm Payment Entitlements.  Read More

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Opens Today 7th February 2018

Wed 7 February 2018

The new Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme has opened today for farmers in England, covering the livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors to purchase equipment to improve the productivity of their farms. Read More

And so it continues…..Basic Payment Scheme Update 2015

Thu 16 April 2015

Following the RPA’s announcement, on 19th March, that the Rural Payments online system will no longer be used to claim Basic Payment this year, we will now be reverting back to paper forms for 2015 in ENGLAND. Read More

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) National Reserve Applications

Tue 7 October 2014

Applications to the National Reserve for new entrants in Wales to gain an allocation of BPS entitlements for 2015 will be opening from 3rd November 2014. Read More

NSA Ram Sale 2014 Sale Report

Wed 1 October 2014

McCartneys had an 83% clearance on the six rings of sheep they sold at the NSA Ram Sale at Builth Wells on Monday 22nd September 2014. Read More

McCartneys Basic Payment Scheme Roadshows - Monday 1st - Thursday 4th September 2014

Fri 2 September 2011

With the Single Payment Scheme being replaced in 2015 by the Basic Payment Scheme, McCartneys are holding a series of information evenings at various venues from Monday 1st September - with everyone welcome to attend. Read More