Our blog on the latest rural and agricultural issues.
Large increase in probate fees will hit farmers hard
March 2, 2017
The Government is going to introduce changes to probate fees even though the professional bodies response to the formal consultation was negative.
Should you be insured against HMRC enquiries?
February 20, 2017
Following a recent surge of submissions of personal & partnership tax returns in January, we thought we would inform you of our tax investigation insurance.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 14, 2017
What could be more romantic than waking up on Valentine's Day to a full English farmhouse breakfast, following a good night’s sleep in a cosy B&B on a farm. Rural businesses - have you considered diversifying?
The 31 January deadline may have passed but now is the time to focus on this year’s accounts
February 1, 2017
Are you breathing a big sigh of relief as another deadline has been met or have you already turned your attention to this year’s tax return, and planning your tax affairs for the year ended 5 April 2017 and beyond?
Look after your pollinators! A new app that may help
January 17, 2017
A joint venture between British Beekeeper Association (BBKA), the Crop Protection Association and the NFU has recently announced a new scheme to enable farmers to notify beekeepers of their crop spraying activity.
Andrea Leadsom’s promise to “free our farmers”
January 9, 2017
Andrea Leadsom, environment secretary, has shared her thoughts on some of the current agricultural EU regulations; in particular the ‘the three-crop rule’ and the UK’s desire to dispense with it.
VAT on farmland
December 20, 2016
Farmers will be used to renting fields and farm buildings without VAT being charged - this is because the supply of land is usually exempt from VAT. However, for larger landlords this is slightly different.
Succession within the family farm
December 9, 2016
As custodians of the farm, one of the biggest responsibilities for the family is to plan for succession. Getting it right can ensure that your hard work and investment will not be in vain and you can retire with peace of mind.
Could Brexit be a positive springboard for change in the rural sector?
December 6, 2016
After the unexpected Brexit result, many people in the farming sector are considering what impact this is going to have on them. Could this be a positive springboard for change, or will it have negative consequences?