Around a third of agricultural land in England is let under various agreements; changes to tenancy legislation will impact many businesses within the rural sector. With the deadline for responses to DEFRA’s consultation fast approaching on 2 July 2019, below is an overview of the consultation document, highlighting proposals identified by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
With the legislation surrounding residential lettings constantly changing, here is an overview of some key factors relating to such lettings that anyone renting out residential property should be aware of.
Farmers have been promised “business as usual” for the 2019 Basic Payment Scheme, before changes announced in the 2018 Agriculture Bill may be introduced. But no year of the scheme has been entirely straightforward. Bidwells’ Helen Peirson offers some pointers
We are rapidly approaching the end of the 2018-19 tax year and now is the last chance to review your tax situation and make any tax efficient changes. Acting now could save you tax, but you will need to hurry.
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.
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.