Insights

News from Scotland – Summer 2016

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Our newsletter covers a range of topics from best-practice to property laws and issues.

Our view on Business Space – Spring 2016

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Bidwells' business space data book (Our view on Business Space) has identified some key trends with reports showing Bidwells' markets are the fastest growing in the UK.

Cambridge and Oxford BioPharma Clusters

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A major piece of research, which involved a comprehensive analysis of the biopharma clusters in Cambridge and Oxford

Our view on Planning – Spring 2016

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In this edition of our Planning Commentary, guest writer Angus Walker gives his views on the impact Brexit would have on planning.

Our view on Contract Farming Results – Summer 2016

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Each year, Bidwells publishes results from its portfolio of farms managed under contract-farming agreements.

Rural spectator: What is ATED and when does it apply?

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Introduced by the Finance Act 2013 and coming into effect on 1 April 2013, the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is a tax payable by non-natural persons (NNPs) owning, or part-owning, residential properties.

Rural spectator: A clean sheet for the farming industry?

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The dramatic turn of events at the end of last week has left the UK in a position few, even most “remain” voters, expected.

Rural spectator: Farmers Weekly EU Referendum Poll

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A recent poll undertaken by Farmers Weekly asked 577 farmers how they were going to vote on 23 June. This was self-selected to represent the profile of farming in the UK. 58% said they would vote to leave, 31% would vote to remain and 11% were undecided.

Rural spectator: Are costs being cut at the landowner's expense

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The Queen has announced measures being “brought forward to create the right for every household to access high speed broadband. Legislation will be introduced to improve Britain’s competitiveness and make the United Kingdom a world leader in the digital economy.”