Serving the Farming Industry across the Midlands for 35 Years
Knight Frank grows its Agri-Consultancy team and appoints new Consultant

Property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Harry Huddart as Consultant within the firm’s prestigious Agri-Consultancy department.

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How to make the Sustainable Farming Incentive work for you

Brexit created a unique opportunity for the government to reform farm support. Now outside the confines of the Common Agricultural Policy, the UK has seized the opportunity to create a new system that will require farmers to do more in return for their money.

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Welcome boost for wedding venues
Rural leaders say they hope lockdown rules restricting  on-farm wedding venues will be eased further after a partial relaxation last month. On-farm venues received a boost after the government said it was scrapping the 30-person limit on the number of people who can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions from... Read more
Autumn start-date for pilot environmental scheme

Farmers who successfully expressed an interest in joining a pilot version of Defra’s new environmental scheme should now work up their applications.

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‘Game-changing business software measures farm sustainability’

A new software package aims
to help farmers plan the path to greater profitability by assessing the sustainability of their farm business.

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The Bradford Estates – which covers 4,800ha across Shropshire and Staffordshire – has appointed a full-time farm manager for the first time since 1982.

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Farmers have until 17 May to apply for this year’s basic payment scheme – with the claim window also open for existing Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship revenue agreements.

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Farm businesses run as sole traders and family partnerships have missed out on a major tax break because the concession is restricted to limited companies.

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A permanent cut in VAT for rural tourism businesses would boost the national economy, says the Country Land and Business Association.

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Lack of decent broadband is preventing farmers from running their businesses more efficiently, warns a survey.

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