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Banks not helping SME farmers according to new poll - July 12, 2017
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A recent YouGov poll has found that 80 per cent of small and medium sized businesses in the farming sector feel that banks could ‘better support them’. One of the key concerns highlighted by this new study is that many High Street banks did not have the specialist knowledge of the agriculture sector to properly … Continue reading Banks not helping SME farmers according to new poll


VAT scheme controversy: Farmers incorrectly removed could be entitled to refund or compensation - July 12, 2017
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A recent case heard in the European Court of Justice could mean that farmers who have been incorrectly removed from the agricultural flat-rate scheme (AFRS) – a VAT simplification scheme – may be entitled to a repayment of VAT, or compensation, from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). AFRS is a simplification method that is widely … Continue reading VAT scheme controversy: Farmers incorrectly removed could be entitled to refund or compensation


Savings in sharp decline - July 12, 2017
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New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the proportion of UK residents’ disposable income that goes into savings has fallen to a record low. The ONS latest study found that the savings ratio, which measures the outgoings and incomings that affect households, had fallen to 1.7 per cent during January … Continue reading Savings in sharp decline


Farmers forced to abandon slurry grant scheme - June 28, 2017
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A grant scheme designed to pay for slurry store covers is being abandoned by famers after it has been proven to be impossible for them to meet its strict deadlines. The Farming Ammonia Reduction Grant was open to a number of farmers across the UK and the NFU believes that while many were aware of … Continue reading Farmers forced to abandon slurry grant scheme


Public fear rise in food prices rather than stability of farming industry - June 28, 2017
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A new study by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has suggested that consumers are less concerned about the plights of British farmers and more concerned about how Brexit will impact the price and choice of food available. The study from the sustainable farming charity found that only one in four people were worried about the … Continue reading Public fear rise in food prices rather than stability of farming industry


Protect your wealth in these uncertain times with the right financial advice - June 28, 2017
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Brexit failings may lead to rural disaster, says CLA - May 22, 2017
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Rural communities could face ‘catastrophe’ if the Government fails to secure the right deal on Brexit with the European Union, according to the Country Land and Business Association (CLA). The body, which works on behalf of landowners in rural England and Wales, has prepared a series of report which highlights the difficulties faced by farmer … Continue reading Brexit failings may lead to rural disaster, says CLA


Brexit poses risk to farmland prices - May 22, 2017
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A leading real estate expert has claimed that farmland prices may plummet after Brexit as farmers that are reliant on subsidies from the EU are forced to leave the industry. Andrew Shirley, Head of Rural Research at Knight Frank, has said that increased debts partnered with lower prices for produce as a result of the falling … Continue reading Brexit poses risk to farmland prices


Millions of people missing out on the full state pension due to ‘confusing’ system - May 22, 2017
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Millions of pensioners could miss out on the full state pension following confusion over the contracting out scheme. Reforms last year fixed the state pension at £159.55 a week, however the amount received depends on a person’s national insurance record. Those who were contracted out will receive a lower state pension to reflect the period … Continue reading Millions of people missing out on the full state pension due to ‘confusing’ system


MPs call for refocus of subsidies on environment - January 10, 2017
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The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called on the government to refocus farm subsidies on environmental projects after the UK leaves the EU to provide a better balance between support for agriculture and environmental protection. The EAC believes that any new farm subsidies that replace the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) “should have clearly defined objectives … Continue reading MPs call for refocus of subsidies on environment


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