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Retailers expected to source more British food post-Brexit - July 7, 2016
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New research from a retail specialist has suggested that supermarkets that have cultivated good relations with British farms will do the best in the immediate aftermath of the UK’s exit from the EU. The new report from Kantar Retail has found that the price of fresh produce was likely to go up, at least in … Continue reading Retailers expected to source more British food post-Brexit


Is it time to reassess pension savings? - July 7, 2016
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The UK’s decision to leave the EU is likely to have an impact on a number of different areas of personal finance over the next few years, but one area of immediate concern for many will be their retirement savings. Most pension policies have so far remained relatively unaffected by the uncertainty following the referendum. … Continue reading Is it time to reassess pension savings?


Farmers still owed millions of pounds from Basic Payment Scheme, says NFA - June 7, 2016
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The National Farmers Union (NFU) has said that according to its calculations farmers in England may be still waiting for around £120 million in 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) support – months after the government said the money would be paid. On 1 May the Rural Payments Agency announced that all farmers in England had … Continue reading Farmers still owed millions of pounds from Basic Payment Scheme, says NFA


Future dairy farmers need to know cost of production and knowledge of the market - June 7, 2016
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Mike King, chairman of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), has said the modern dairy farmer must know the cost of production on a rolling basis and understand the changing market. He said that moving forward dairy farmers needed to know these two key factors, and if they didn’t tally, in order to … Continue reading Future dairy farmers need to know cost of production and knowledge of the market


Protect your future with the right financial advice - June 7, 2016
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In today’s complicated marketplace, professional and impartial advice is paramount when it comes to finding the best solutions to meet your clients’ financial needs. MT Financial Management is a firm of Chartered Financial Planners that provides independent and unbiased financial planning, investment portfolio management, pension review and trust review services to the clients of Moore … Continue reading Protect your future with the right financial advice


Farm rents fall on back of low commodity prices - May 13, 2016
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New data from the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has shown that farm rents across the UK appear to be falling as a reaction to lower farmgate prices in several sectors. The TFA’s latest figures show that rents agreed at review across all farm types were on average around 16 per cent lower (89/acre) in the … Continue reading Farm rents fall on back of low commodity prices


Farmers experience lowest average milk price for seven years - May 13, 2016
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The latest farmgate figures show that many dairy farmers are likely to face further milk price cuts during this month and June; with the sector experiencing the lowest average milk price for seven years. The UK’s largest milk buyers, such as Arla, First Milk and Dairy Crest, have recently announced further milk price cuts which … Continue reading Farmers experience lowest average milk price for seven years


Making your finances work for you - May 13, 2016
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In today’s complicated marketplace, professional and impartial advice is paramount when it comes to finding the best solutions to meet your financial needs. MT Financial Management is a firm of Chartered Financial Planners that provides independent and unbiased financial planning, investment portfolio management, pension review and trust review services to the clients of Moore Thompson … Continue reading Making your finances work for you


New Lifetime ISA introduced in Budget - April 18, 2016
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In March the Chancellor rose in Parliament to deliver his latest Budget announcement, declaring it a Budget for the ‘next generation’. As part of his speech George Osborne introduced an innovative new Lifetime ISA designed to help those under the age of 40 save towards their retirement or a first home. Under the scheme, savers … Continue reading New Lifetime ISA introduced in Budget


Countryside Stewardship scheme opened to more farmers under new rules - April 18, 2016
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Defra has announced that thanks to new rules it has implemented more farmers will now able to apply for the mid-tier Countryside Stewardship scheme. The removal of a £5,000 minimum claim value for applications has opened up the scheme to farmers who were previously excluded. The move is part of a campaign by Defra to … Continue reading Countryside Stewardship scheme opened to more farmers under new rules


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