BASIS Points Available Webinar - 10th June - Succession Planning - 18:00 to 18:45

Chaired by Mike Holland, Agricultural Law Association

Succession planning is typically a very difficult subject for farming families to broach. This session draws on the experience of those who have done this and independent experts that are used to supporting businesses through this very important transition.

• Ally Hunter Blair, Herefs arable farmer, addresses the elephant in the room - succession planning, which is often the hardest conversation for young farmers to broach with their families. His story shows that it isn't always easy, but it is essential
• Becky Miles provides an independent perspective. She's a trained family farm facilitator in managing farm business change and succession.
• Jane Hill, Saffery Champness shows how to avoid the tax pitfalls. She navigates the issues around inheritance and capital gains tax which are important to get right in succession planning with legislation tightening up.
• David Fursdon provides a personal insight on attracting a ‘young succession’ from outside the family



Mike Holland

Mike Holland, Secretary and Adviser - Agricultural Law Association

Jane Hill

Jane Hill, Partner - Safferey Champness

Ally Hunter Blair

Ally Hunter Blair

Becky Miles

Becky Miles, Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager (Interim) - Dairy - AHDB

David Fursdon

David Fursdon, Chairman, Beeswax Dyson Farming & Trustee, National Trust

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Firefighters douse tractor ‘well alight in a field’

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Written by Agriland Team

Firefighters were called in to extinguish a tractor which was “well alight in a field” in Somerset, England, this week.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, July 29, on Chilton Road, Chilton Polden, Bridgwater, in the English county, local firefighters confirmed.

In a brief report on the matter, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire control received calls to a tractor on fire at Chilton Polden, Bridgwater.

“Fire control sent two fire engines from Bridgwater, one fire engine from Street and one water bowser from Yeovil.

Once the crew got in attendance the officer in charge confirmed one tractor well alight in a field...