Our blog on the latest rural and agricultural issues.
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?
Are you aware of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs?
November 28, 2016
The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is one of the largest youth organisations (ages 10-26) in the UK – a statistic you may be surprised to read, considering it’s relatively unknown.
VAT and shooting
November 21, 2016
With the shooting season in full swing, now is a good time to revisit your VAT treatment as there are many differing treatments for VAT on shooting, depending on the facts.
Economic update: A mixed bag post Brexit
November 14, 2016
Although Brexit has had quite a mixed effect on the rural and agriculture sector, there is a small glimmer of hope, even if only for a limited period...