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British farming could be in jeopardy if Brexit occurs, warns new report - February 16, 2016
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A new report from an academic at the University of Warwick has said the future of the UK farming sector could be uncertain following a potential exit from Europe. Professor Wyn Grant from the University of Warwick has produced the report on behalf of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society to look at the impact a so-called … Continue reading British farming could be in jeopardy if Brexit occurs, warns new report


More than three quarters of farmers have received their Basic Payment Scheme - February 16, 2016
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Newly released data from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has shown 66,800 farmers in England (77 per cent) had been paid their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payment by the end of January. The RPA’s announcement means that of the £1.43 billion set aside for the BPS in 2015 more than £1 billion is now … Continue reading More than three quarters of farmers have received their Basic Payment Scheme


Making the most of your finances – now and in the future - February 16, 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 Making the most of your finances – now and in the future


Farmers could be offered a radical solution to flooding - January 13, 2016
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In the last few months farms across the UK have been affected by heavy rainfall and flooding, which has destroyed crops and damaged buildings and local infrastructure. During a speech at the Oxford Farming Conference earlier this month, Liz Truss announced, subject to parliamentary approval, that farmers would be granted permission to maintain ditches up … Continue reading Farmers could be offered a radical solution to flooding


No alternative plan for UK farming if the country leaves the EU - January 13, 2016
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The government has been forced to admit that there is currently no alternative plan for farming if the UK decides to the leave the EU before the end of 2017 following the EU referendum. Environment Secretary Liz Truss recently revealed that department officials were not yet working on a contingency plan that would form the … Continue reading No alternative plan for UK farming if the country leaves the EU


Saving accounts with lowest rates named and shamed by FCA - January 13, 2016
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Savings accounts that pay out the lowest rates of interest are being named and shamed as part of new measures introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to get savers a better deal. Banks paying ultra-low interest rates to loyal savers have been exposed by the FCA as part of a campaign to encourage customers … Continue reading Saving accounts with lowest rates named and shamed by FCA


Autumn Statement sends mixed message to farming community - December 9, 2015
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Towards the end of last month the Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement to Parliament in which he outlined a number of changes that are likely to affect the agricultural sector in the months to come. One such measure was the confirmation of the extension of farmers’ averaging from two to five years, which … Continue reading Autumn Statement sends mixed message to farming community


BPS payments delayed for some, but not for others - December 9, 2015
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Initial reports from the UK’s farming community have indicated a significant split between farmers who have applied for the basic payment scheme (BPS); with some facing a long wait, while their neighbours have already received their payment. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) promised farmers that they would receive their funding from the BPS by January, … Continue reading BPS payments delayed for some, but not for others


Younger generation need to get serious about pensions - December 9, 2015
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The average 35-year-old needs to save £666,000 into their pension in order to match current living standards. These figures have been published in a new report by pension provider Royal London, who has described the challenge facing young adults today as “frightening”. Analysis by the firm showed that the average expenditure by pensioners is currently … Continue reading Younger generation need to get serious about pensions


Defra campaign launched to back British farming and advance food exports - November 12, 2015
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The Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced the launch of the Great British Food Unit, a new project to advance UK food exports. Defra, working with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), have established this new Unit and will incorporate their own global network within British embassies around the world to make … Continue reading Defra campaign launched to back British farming and advance food exports


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