Our blog on the latest rural and agricultural issues.
Farmers see success with new five year averaging rules
July 17, 2017
I have to admit to being a little sceptical at the time of George Osborne’s announcement of the rules. However, I am happy to report that in certain cases there is a benefit in the new five year averaging rules.
Rural grants and subsidies – where to turn after Brexit?
June 7, 2017
With the uncertainty that Brexit brings for farmers with regard to subsidies, it's more important than ever to explore all sources of assistance.
Agritourism – the next step for farming?
May 16, 2017
Agritourism has been around for some time now and one of the best examples of a success story is Glastonbury music festival.
Have you seen our 2017 rural sector outlook yet?
May 12, 2017
We recently published our 2017 rural sector outlook which covers a variety of subject matters, and everyone should find at least one article upon which to chew the cud with a neighbour or family member.
Basic Payment Scheme deadline – act now!
May 5, 2017
The 15 May midnight deadline for submitting your Basic Payment Scheme application is approaching fast, and farmers must put time aside to complete and submit the required form now.
Government U-turn on probate fees is a welcome relief for farmers
April 25, 2017
Following on from our blog of 2 March 2017 we are happy to report at this time that the proposed increase in probate application fees has been 'shelved'.
Planning for the long-term
April 7, 2017
It is difficult to get excited about pensions - planning for an investment that you will not see until retirement is not high on everyone’s priority list.
What might the Budget mean for farming businesses?
March 31, 2017
Some described the Budget as an attack on the self-employed. Farming businesses could be particularly affected as 85% of them are sole traders/partnerships.
Farming, agriculture and R&D
March 27, 2017
Many farmers may be engaging in research and development (R&D) activities on a daily basis without realising it.