Our blog on the latest rural and agricultural issues.
The British Business Bank – What are my finance options?
January 17, 2019
Being fully aware of your financing options is the first step and before plunging into a conventional loan, it’s worth exploring all possible options.
Budget 2018: How the last pre-Brexit update looks to affect the farming industry
October 30, 2018
And so ‘spreadsheet’ Phil has delivered his last Budget pre-Brexit. It was cautiously welcomed by business and derided as ‘half measures and quick fixes’ by the opposition. Whatever political persuasion you are, there appears to be something for ‘everyone’ within it.
The value of a valuation
October 15, 2018
Undergoing a formal valuation of your assets could unlock benefits and opportunities you weren't previously aware of.
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?