News In Brief

i) Basic Payment Scheme Extension To 2021 Planned

Following further delays to Brexit,  the Minister for Environmental, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has announced plans to extend the current Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) to 2022 - subject to sufficient funding from the next UK Government.  This means that the earliest any transition to a new system of farm support can begin will be 2022.

ii) Additional Funding for Wales’ National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn, has announced a £4m funding boost for Wales’ National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) on top of the £3m that was announced in March.

The funding will support Welsh Government proposals such as greening measures and biodiversity, while enhancing tourism facilities and access.

Click here to see the funding allocations for each designated landscape.

iii) Elwen Roberts Wins Meat Business Woman Award

Popular cook Elwen Roberts has won the Meat Business Woman Award at the Women in Meat Industry Awards in London this month.

Elwen, the Consumer Executive for Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), was recognised for her commitment to Wales’ red meat sector.  Elwen undertales cooking demonstrations in schools and for S4C to help children understand where food comes from and the value of Welsh meat in a balanced diet.

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