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DEFRA budget cuts could hit farmers - June 22, 2015
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The National Farmers Union (NFU) is warning farmers that they could see additional cost recovery requirements on animal health policy, following the announcement of £83m of cuts to Defra’s budget. The NFU has said that is concerned that more costs for vaccination, testing and other aspects of animal health control, might be passed onto farmers … Continue reading DEFRA budget cuts could hit farmers


Making the most of your finances – now and in the future - June 22, 2015
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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 Making the most of your finances – now and in the future


New report reveals true state of farm finances during 2014 - May 27, 2015
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A new report has revealed that Farming in the UK contributed nearly £10 Billion to the country’s economy in 2014, despite a decline in the income of farms. Data released by the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has revealed that total income from farming fell by 4.4 per cent in real terms … Continue reading New report reveals true state of farm finances during 2014


NFU expects last minute rush as farmers and agents struggle to complete CAP Basic Payment applications ahead of deadline - May 27, 2015
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The National Farmers Union (NFU) is warning farmers not to leave completion of the new CAP Basic Payment application to the last minute, as they expect a rush of entries near to the deadline. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA), the organisation responsible for managing the new CAP Basic Payment, have said they have now issued … Continue reading NFU expects last minute rush as farmers and agents struggle to complete CAP Basic Payment applications ahead of deadline


Look out for unofficial HMRC emails - January 20, 2015
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East of England-based specialist agricultural accountants Moore Thompson is warning people to be aware of fraudulent emails and imitation HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) websites as the 31 January deadline for self-assessment tax returns looms. The number of so-called ‘phishing’ emails – correspondence designed to acquire sensitive information such as passwords and credit card details – is likely to … Continue reading Look out for unofficial HMRC emails


Moore Thompson makes final preparations for UK’s biggest farming exhibition - January 15, 2015
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East of England-based specialist agricultural accountants Moore Thompson are making final preparations for their attendance at this year’s LAMMA show – the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and services event. The show, held every January, welcomes more than 45,000 farmers from across the country and overseas who come to view what the 900 exhibitors have … Continue reading Moore Thompson makes final preparations for UK’s biggest farming exhibition


Agricultural accountants warn farmers to act on auto-enrolment - September 21, 2014
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East of England-based specialist agricultural accountants Moore Thompson are urging farmers that they must prepare themselves for pensions auto-enrolment or face severe penalties. Auto-enrolment requires employers to automatically enrol staff into a qualifying workplace pension scheme in the coming years. Each business will have a staging date for auto-enrolment depending on their size and number … Continue reading Agricultural accountants warn farmers to act on auto-enrolment


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