Carter Jonas, the national property consultancy, has reacted to the Prime Minister’s visit to Wales today to meet with rural communities and discuss the impact of Brexit on agriculture. The company’s rural division advises farmers and landowners across England and Wales.
Mark Charter, partner, Carter Jonas, said: “It is significant that Boris Johnson has made early visits to both Wales and Scotland, as he is tackling the two most contentious areas facing him from an agricultural context head on. A no deal Brexit will have far reaching consequences for the farming industry, but certain sectors will be more affected than others.
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The land totals approx. 104.19 acres (42.16 hectares) and comprises 4 arable fields, 2 areas of woodland, and a recently formed area of yard/hardstanding.
The arable area extends to a total of about 98.68 acres (39.93 hectares) which is all registered on the RPA as eligible for Basic Payments.
The land is undulating, falling towards 2 water courses running northwards to discharge into the River Stour.
The land is designated by DEFRA as Grade 3. Soils are of the Wix Association suggesting deep permeable coarse loamy soil, ideally suited for the production of cereals, sugar beet and other arable crops as well as...
Tractor sales for the first half of 2019 are down by 5% from the previous year but fell by a sharp 13% in the month of June. Tractor sales are a traditional indicator of farmers’ confidence to invest in their businesses. The Agricultural Engineers’ Association (AEA) reports that 6,198 units of 50 horsepower and above […]
Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was shot and firearms stolen during an armed robbery on a farm in the UK.
Taking place in Lancashire, England, police were called around 9:40pm yesterday, Sunday, July 28, to a report a man had been injured during a robbery at a farm on Back Lane, Aughton.
“Officers, including armed police, attended the address and found the man, aged 65, had been shot to the ankle and knee with what is believed to be a firearm,” Lancashire Constabulary said in a statement.
He was taken to hospital for treatment and is to undergo surgery for his injuries.
Detectives believe a number of men wearing balaclavas or face...
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Farmers face potentially significant changes to Inheritance Tax (IHT) after proposals released earlier this month from the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS), according to rural accountant Old Mill.
The OTS review could result in a number of revisions to IHT, with both positive and negative impacts for farms, says head of rural services Andrew Vickery. “There are two proposals in particular which could have quite an impact upon farms and rural businesses, should the Treasury decide to implement them.”
The first proposal would be fairly positive as it involves possibly aligning the IHT treatment of furnished holiday lets with that of Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax...
Accounting for the LULUCF sector in the EU’s 2030 climate targets
Written by Alan Matthews
The land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector is assigned an important role in both global and EU climate policy because it is an important store of carbon (around four times as much carbon is stored in soils and biomass including forests as in the atmosphere itself (Lal, 2004) and it is, to date, the only sector with the large-scale potential to sequester carbon from the atmosphere.
The Paris Agreement highlights the potential contribution of the LULUCF...
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Applications are now open for a prestigious £5,000 scholarship aimed at supporting Masters students studying Agricultural Sciences and Production Systems at Harper Adams.
The John Oldacre MSc Scholarship highlights not only the importance of agriculture but of the commitment of Harper Adams and the foundation in developing future industry leaders.
The MSc Agricultural Sciences and Production Systems offers two routes: One deepens existing agricultural knowledge for those students who have studied agriculture already, and the second route is catered to students with other subject specialisms at undergraduate level.