The new Agriculture Bill was published by the government on 12 September. This bill in its final form as a new Act of Parliament, will create the basis for the government’s policy for Agriculture in the UK in the post Brexit, post-Common Agricultural Policy, environment. It is the first such UK document, not only since the Agriculture Act of 1947.
A combination of valuable economic skills and high-level technical education is critical to meet the UK’s skills needs, yet despite growing student enrolments in fields like computer science and tech, new jobs in these high-growth sectors still outweigh the number of skilled workers to fill them.
There has been a considerable investment by farmers into poultry units over the last five years driven by good returns and an increasing demand for free range eggs. In this edition, we look into the approach needed to set up a poultry enterprise.
In 2017 the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published its recommendations for achieving the economic potential of the Oxbridge Growth Corridor. We believe the economic outcomes delivered by the investment and strategic approach may be greater than anticipated.
The Oxbridge Growth Corridor is now a national priority. Linking the highly successful knowledge-based economies of Cambridge and Oxford is a government strategy (NIC 2017) to drive economic growth across this region by policy proposals focussing on transport (road and rail) and 1 million new homes by 2050.
Bidwells has released its Out-of-town Retail research paper. In the out-of-town market both rents and yields stabilised in the first half of 2018, driving improved total returns across most of the Bidwells region, due largely to good income returns.