Welcome to the latest edition of Rural Outlook, designed to keep rural property owners well informed about the latest issues affecting our industry.
The only constant in life is change, and with change comes opportunity and innovation.
Brexit is the topic that is front of mind for the rural sector, with everyone wondering what form and shape our post-Brexit community will take.
In this report, we look at the opportunities that will arise from Brexit for farmers and landowners, the change that will be required to leave them Brexit-ready and the many positive and innovative options available to future-proof farms, rural estates and livelihoods.
Whilst our exit from the EU is still being worked through, other legislative changes are affecting landowners, communities and landscapes throughout the UK. In the following pages, we also explore the threats and opportunities of Scottish Land reform, new compulsory purchase powers and changes to renewable energy schemes.
We are living in an exciting time of change and it is how we manage this change that will shape our future.
At Bidwells, we look forward to working with you as we continue to seize and identify these many opportunities for the benefit of our clients. So, please get in touch with a member of our team if we can help you.
Don’t wait for opportunity; create it.
Change is a given...
That’s clear from all the articles in this Rural Outlook report.
Interesting times - times of opportunity!
At Bidwells, we like to think we’re a bit different from other property consultants.
We offer our clients unparalleled knowledge and access to the rural markets we serve.
We manage thousands of square miles of countryside and coastline in the UK and provide innovative and dynamic advice in the areas of the agriculture, renewables and forestry.
We are involved in a wide range of issues that arise in respect of land ownership and occupation, with a particular focus on rural development and diversification, compulsory purchase and rural agency.
In addition to valuing farms and estates, we also undertake specialist portfolio valuation work in the horticulture and top fruit, food chain, and poultry sectors.
Please contact us if you need advice – we are sure we will be able to help and add value.