Contact Clippings

  • Email Grass Clippings - Email the Grass Clippings Team

    Telephone: 0330 321 3134

    Fax: 0330 321 3135

    GMT Office Hours Only

Our Details

Our Partners

« Pesticide Training at Home | Main | How to become a Lawn Expert »

Old Farmers paid to retire

Old Farmers paid to retireOld farmers are set to be paid up to £100,000 to retire in a bid to freshen the industry with newer workers who are keen on green methods reports The Daily Mail.

Environment Secretary Geroge Eustice believes that some older farmers are hesitant to employ new green methods. 

And because of Brexit, farmers can receive a higher payout compared to when Britain was in the EU.

Under EU rules, the average farmer would receive about £21,000 in grants, which Mr Eustice believes encourages some farmers to 'coast' and 'take no risks', according to the BBC.

A spokesman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), told BBC News: 'There's evidence that farmers who wish to leave farming can find it difficult to generate capital to do so.

'So, a lump sum payment could help contribute to the costs of moving somewhere new or moving into an alternative sector.'

In the UK nearly 40 per cent of farmers are over the age of 65 and according to a survey of 360 farmers, 75 per cent were seriously interested in the retirement scheme. 

Read more on The Daily Mail



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In.

Lawn Technical Pages

Common Lawn Problems

Buy Lawn Products

Other Gardening Sites

Weed Control

  • Weed Free Contract Pesticide Application Services and Weed Control in Amenity Turf

    The Lawn Company Professional Lawn Care Treatments, Lawn Care Products and Advice

Turf Industry Sites


  • Metcheck - detailed UK weather including seven day forecasts

    Met Office - UK Meteorological services