|Business evictions ban extended until March 2021
Business owners affected by the pandemic will be protected from eviction until the end of March 2021. This final extension to protections from the threat of eviction will give landlords and tenants 3 months to come to an agreement on unpaid rent. Further guidance to support negotiations between landlords and tenants will also be published shortly. A review of commercial landlord and tenant legislation has also been announced, to address concerns that the current framework does not reflect the current economic conditions. More information is available here.
Resources to help you plan for the end of the Transition Period
New Anglia LEP EU Exit Transition Hub
There is now a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.
The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.
For more information and to sign up for Government email alerts about the transition period, visit the Government website.
Agri-food sector support
To find the latest information on: borders, movement & travel, people & employees, exporting & importing, guidance for SME's and sector specific guidance please visit: EU Exit - New Anglia
Exit payments: What should farmers do to prepare for 2022?
Farmers in England learned last week that Defra is planning to offer them the chance to take a lump sum exit payment in 2022 instead of collecting their remaining Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) support annually as it is phased out by 2028.
The government’s objective is to accelerate the pace at which farmers who are unwilling or unable to transition to the Environmental Land Management scheme – which will replace BPS – make way for other farmers who are.
Find out more here.
Nuffield to open applications for next round of scholarships
Farmers dreaming of learning from farms around the world should start planning their Nuffield scholarship applications now for a trip in 2022, organisers have said.
The prestigious annual award gives winners about £7,000 towards travel and subsistence expenses while they travel the globe researching topics of interest in farming, food horticulture or rural industries.
The application window opens on 13 January and closes on 31 July 2021.
Find out more and how to apply here