Content

  • CAP Reform 2014-2020
  • EU Single Payment Scheme
    Land use under Single Farm Payment
    Land qualifying for payment
    Land not eligible for payment
    Land availability rule
    Short Term Grazing agreements
    Forestry & Single Payment Deductions
    Cross Compliance
    Deductions from payment
    National Reserve
    Leasing entitlements
    Transferring & Selling entitlements
    Procedures for new applicants
    On Farm Checks & Penalties
    Online Registration
    Taxation treatment of entitlements
  • Area Based Disadvantaged Area Payments
  • Sheep Fencing & Mobile Handling Scheme
  • Rainwater Harvesting Scheme
  • Bioenergy Scheme
  • Dairy Equipment Scheme
  • REPS 4 Traditional Fram Buildings Grant Scheme
  • Scheme of Investment Aid for Commercial Horticulture
  • Agri Environmental Options & Natura 2000 Scheme
  • Disease Eradication Schemes
    Live Valuations
    Depopulation Grant
    Income Supplement
    Hardship Grant
    Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) Compensation Programme
  • Inspections, Complaints & Appeals
    Inspections
    Complaints
    Agriculture Appeals Office
    The Ombudsman
    Freedom of Information

  • Dairying
    Development Programme for Dairying
    Milk Quota Regulations
    Milk Quota Trading Scheme
    Temporary Leasing Scheme
    Milk Production Partnerships
    Blueprint for establishing or expanding a dairy enterprise
    Dairy enterprise Gross Margin projections
    Dairy Farm Net Profit projection
  • Beef Production
    Beef Quality Assurance Scheme
    Beef Technology Adoption Programme
    Beef Genomics Scheme
    Beef Gross Margin projections
    Beef Farm Net Profit projection
  • Sheep Production
    Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme
    Sheep Technology Adoption Programme
    Sheep Gross Margin Projections
    Sheep Farm Net Profit Projection
  • Tillage Crops
    Tillage Crops Gross Margin Projections
    Tillage Farm Net Profit Projections
    Grain Assurance Scheme
    Bioenergy crops – Willow

  • Farm Succession Planning
    Issues for consideration
    A step by step approach
  • Stamp Duty Exemption for young trained farmers
    Conditions
    Training qualifications
    Refunds
    Clawback of relief
    Penalties
  • Will’s
    Altering a Will
    Revoking a Will
    Lost Will’s
  • Entitlements under a Will
    Spouses / Civil Partners
    Children
    Inheritance right of co-habiting couples
    Sample will
  • Challenging a Will
    Grant of Probate
    Discretionary Trusts

  • Trading Options for Farmers
    Partnership
    Incorporation
    Share Farming
    Share Milking
    Leasing out the farm
  • Managing Farm Debt
    Bank Borrowings
    Hire Purchase & Finance Leases
    Repossessions
    Finance Check
    Merchant & Co-op credit
    Your Credit Rating
    Do’s and Don’ts of managing farm debt
    Loan Application Decision Complaints
  • Personal Insolvency
    Dealing with Personal Insolvency
    Debt Relief notice
    Debt Settlement Agreement
    Personal Insolvency Arrangement
  • Employing Farm labour
    Guideline Farm Wages
    Conditions of Employment
    Employers Obligations & Workers Rights
    Redundancy
    Unfair Dismissal
    Farm Relief Services
  • Farm Safety
    Farm Safety
    Code & Practice Risk Assessment Document
    Accident Reporting

  • Land Suitability
  • Yield Class
  • Planting Options
  • Taxation of Forestry
  • Forestry – Costs, Returns & Supports
    Costs & Returns
    Afforestation Grant & Forest Premium Scheme
    Forest Environment Protection Scheme (FEPS)
  • Additional Support Measures
    Native Woodland Establishment Scheme
    Tending & Thinning of Broadleaves
    Forest Road Scheme
  • Chalara Ash Disease
  • Advisory, Training and Support Services

  • Grants & Supports
    Housing Aid for Older People Scheme ……………………….
    Housing Adaptation for people with disability ………………….
    Mobility aids Grant Scheme ……………………………….
    Seniors Alert Scheme ……………………………………
    Better Energy Homes Scheme ……………………………..
    Home Renovation Incentive ……………………………….
  • Funding for Rural Enterprise Projects
    Leader Funding ……………………………………….
    County Enterprise Board Funding …………………………..
    Micro Finance Ireland …………………………………..

  • Guide to Agricultural Contractor Charges
  • Standard Labour Requirements
  • Production Unit Values
  • Farm Buildings
    Crop Storage requirements
    Slurry Storage requirements
    Settled Silage Storage requirements
    Measuring crop storage requirements
    Value of Slurries & Manures
    Animal Housing – space requirements
    Guide to cost of farm building
    Planning permission requirements.
  • The Cost of Forage
    Relative Value of Feedstuffs
    Hay
    Grass Silage
    Maize
    Grazing Grass
    Fodder Beet
    Whole Crops
    Forage & Root Crops
    Animal Fodder Requirement
  • Organic Farming
    Conversion & Registration
    Methods of production
    The Organic Farming Scheme
    Scheme of Grant Aid for the Development of the Organic Sector
    Training & Support
  • Protection of Water Regulations
    Farm Yard Management
    Stocking & Fertilizer Restrictions
    Nitrates Derogation
    Measures to prevent pollution

  • The Civil Courts System
    Court Award Limits
  • Public Liability
    Visitors
    Recreational Users
    Trespassers
    Children
    Contractors
    Notices & Agreements
    Animals
    Public Roads
    Agricultural Vehicles
  • The Land
    Rights of way
    Boundaries
    Control of Noxious Weeds
    Burning of Waste & Agricultural Vegetation
  • Dispute Resolution
    Mediation
    Arbitration
  • Family Law
    Separation
    Divorce
    Decree of Nullity
    Civil Partnerships & Cohabitation
    The role of the Agricultural Consultant in Family Law cases

  • Third Level Grants
  • Summary of CAO points requirement
  • Agriculture Courses
  • Horticulture Courses
  • Forestry Courses
  • Food Science Courses
  • Veterinary Medicine & Veterinary Nursing
  • Courses in Horse Production/Equine Science
  • Agricultural Engineering & Farm Machinery
  • Rural Development

  • PRSI for the Self Employed
    Benefits
    Income Liable
    Contributions
  • Health and Welfare Entitlements
    Contributory State Pension
    Contributory Pension for Spouses
    Non Contributory State Pensions
    Widows Contributory Pension
    Carer’s Allowance
    Household Benefits Package
    Farm Assist
    Rural Social Scheme
    Child Benefit
    Widowed Parent Grant
    Maternity Benefit
    Nursing Homes Support Scheme
    Hospital Charges
    Drugs Payment Scheme
    Medical Cards
    Medical Cards for over 70’s
  • Sickness and Medical Care Insurance
    Permanent Health Insurance
    Serious Illness Cover
    Private Healthcare Insurance
  • Privately Funded Pensions
    Building a fund
    Personal Pension options
    Self Directed Pensions

TAXATION

  • Income Tax
    Filing a Tax Return
    Interest on late payment
    Farming Losses
    Cessation of Farming
    Taxation of Married Couples % Civil Partners
    Taxation of persons over 65 years
    Personal Tax Credits and Allowances
    Averaging of farm profits
    Stock relief
    Compulsory Disposal of Livestock
    Capital allowances
  • Tax Free or Tax Efficient Activities
  • Taxation of Quotas & Entitlements
    Taxation of Milk Quotas
    Taxation of Single Farm Payment Entitlements
  • Forming a Limited Company
  • Tax Relief Check List
  • Taxation of Rental Properties
  • Taxation of Separated or Divorced persons
  • Revenue Audits
  • Capital Acquisitions Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Stamp duty
  • PRSI for the Self Employed
  • Universal Social Charge
  • Value Added Tax
  • Local Property Tax