Welsh Government key reminders and dates for your diary June/July

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The Welsh Government Farm Liaison Service has highlighted the key reminders and some important dates to look out for:

10 JuneSingle Application Form (SAF): late application closing date (this date will incur late claim penalties)
11 JuneSustainable Management Scheme (SMS): expression of interest window closes
Food Business Investment Scheme (FBIS): expression of interest window closes
19 JuneFinal date to notify RPW of changes to your 2019 SAF reported to you by a
Preliminary Check letter
30 JuneGlastir Small Grants (Water) Window 5 – closing date for submitting claims

Single Application Form (SAF) 2019
Please note that applications and supporting documents that are received from16 May 2019 up to and including 10 June 2019 will receive late claim penalties.
Applications and supporting documents received after 10 June 2019 cannot be

Farm businesses are reminded that RPW will no longer issue paper preliminary
check letters. Instead, these letters will be issued digitally through your RPW
online account, and a paper letter will be sent to advise you to view these online.
If you require further assistance please contact the Customer Contact Centre
on 0300 062 5004.

Manage My Land
Farm businesses are reminded that Manage My Land changes must be submitted within 30 days of the change taking place in order to avoid penalties.

Group set up to tackle antibiotic resistance
A new initiative to prevent antibiotic resistance to bacteria in animals and its spread in the environment has been set up. The Animal and Environment Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Delivery Group for Wales, which held its first meeting on 13 May, will finalise an Implementation Plan to achieve this over the next five years.

It will aim to prevent and control infectious diseases in animals and ensure antibiotics are used responsibly in Wales.  It will also address the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment, to and from animals and people, and the food they eat and the spaces they share.

The new Implementation Plan and Group will deliver Wales’ contribution to the UK Five Year National Action Plan, which was published in January 2019.  It will work closely with medical and public health counterparts in Wales to ensure a fully joined-up, ‘one Health’ approach to addressing the threat of antibiotic resistance.

The Group’s goals over the next five years are to: 
• reduce the need for use of antibiotics in animals through prevention of infections;
• minimise the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in the environment;
• optimise the sustainable use of antibiotics in animals;
• ensure adequate surveillance capability to provide the information required to control antibiotic resistance;
• collaborate with others to deliver effective antibiotics in the future.

Welsh Government consultations currently open
Environmental principles and governance in Wales post European Union exit - closes 9 June 2019.
Agricultural tenancy reform - closes on 2 July 2019
You can access the consultations at gov.wales/consultations

RWAS Pembrokeshire Grassland event
The Welsh Government, along with Farming Connect, will be attending the Pembrokeshire Grassland event on 6 June at Cardeeth Farm, Carew, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0TS. If you are attending the event please drop in and see us.

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Last edited: 12:39 on 03 June 2019

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