A plan to scrap a business grant for hydropower diversifications on Welsh farms could result in some becoming unviable. The grant, which has paid out £1m of funding to the sector in the past four years, gives businesses in Wales relief from high business rates that hydropower schemes are eligible for. But from April 2021 funding will only be available for community-run schemes. The British Hydropower Association (BHA) said 50 non-community schemes – 75 per cent of the small-scale hydropower sector – would be affected with some forced to close.
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