The Government has recently launched the Woodland Carbon Guarantee (WCaG) to support the creation of woodland in England. This represents an important step in government policy by moving towards schemes that are directly aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change and promoting holistic land management strategies. We can expect that such an approach towards land management will become the norm in a post-Brexit era.
You can’t put a price on a beautiful sunset or a walk by the sea, said everyone once. Or can you?
The property industry is expertly adept at valuing land, homes, and the wider built environment, but less proficient in accurately valuing the quality of the natural environment, beyond the resources it delivers to commodity markets.
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.