Our blog on the latest rural and agricultural issues.
Basic Payment Scheme – Brexit update
September 13, 2018
The Government has announced updates to the Basic Payment Scheme post-Brexit, with a more detailed road map up to 2027.
Brexit is fast approaching – time to diversify and keep an eye on your income streams
September 11, 2018
With our exit date from the EU fast approaching and no deal yet made, now is the time to think seriously about diversifying whilst keeping an eye on the tax implication to your income streams.
Horse liveries and BPR
August 6, 2018
If you own a livery business and grant horse owners license to occupy land as a do-it-yourself (DIY) livery, do not take it for granted that the business will qualify for Business Property Relief (BPR).
How your farmhouse can qualify for IHT relief
July 19, 2018
If like many farmers you own your farmhouse as part of your business, you need to understand if it qualifies for Agricultural Property Relief (APR).
Hot weather impact on yields, and some reassuring news from the OTS?
July 11, 2018
With the continuing hot weather, harvest is now rapidly approaching, and although I have not seen any combines in action as yet I have seen them out of the sheds and in the yards being readied to start work.
Hot topics from Cereals 2018
June 18, 2018
We were proud to sponsor the CLA’s barbecue lunch event at Cereals on Wednesday 13 June, where the weather proved to be perfect for taking in all that the new format Cereals had to offer; the focus on innovation and technology shows what exciting opportunities lay ahead.
Borrowing on the rise with a 2% increase by agricultural sector in 12 months
May 21, 2018
This is up by £420m on the previous year and at first sight appears to be a negative statement. If the increased borrowing is short term and a means to cover poor profitability and therefore negative cash flows, then this is not a good sign, but if this is not the case; is this necessarily a bad thing?
Visit us at Cereals 2018!
May 9, 2018
We are proud to be sponsoring the CLA barbecue lunch and drinks event at Cereals 2018, on Wednesday 13 June between 12 noon and 3pm, and hope that you will join us there.
The ‘nuts and bolts’ of machinery purchasing
March 5, 2018
With seemingly ever-increasing farm machinery costs and pressure from the government for farmers to become more efficient food producers, farmers face an even tougher decision now on whether to expand or replace machinery pools.