There are just a few weeks left to submit 2017 Basic Payment Scheme claims. And with pressure on farm profits, it’s more important than ever to make sure claims are accurate and correct. Bidwells’ Beth Duchesne examines the 2017 claim process
Since the starting gun was fired at the result of the Brexit referendum, there has been – and continues to be – a huge debate about the nature and scope of future UK agricultural policy once we are out of the European Union.
The success of any business is largely due to how effectively the people involved work together. And nowhere is that more true than on a rural estate, where success is influenced by a huge number of different stakeholders.
The past eighteen months have been a period of adjustment in the rural land market. 2016 was a year of relatively restricted supply, suppressed commodity prices and (therefore) a cooling in the fervour of aggressively acquisitive buyers.
It was clear from my first interactions with the senior partner of the Bidwells team in Perth that we shared a common vision for the estate. And today, more than fifteen years later, Bidwells remains the trusted manager of the Murthly Estate.