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

New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

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New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

Written by Defra Press Office

A wide river is in view in a valley in the background, a drystone wall is behind the river, and large, green trees are prominent in the scene.

The Rivers Trust has today launched its State of Our Rivers report aiming to allow the English public understand and explore the health of their rivers on a national and local scale.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow and Environment Agency Director John Leyland attended the launch panel to discuss the ways in which the...