Our in-house rural research team reviews the latest information and trends and produces briefing papers for clients and for our Rural team, so it is as up-to-date as possible. It is led by Dr Jason Beedell, who is part of our team of 49 researchers which works across Europe on all major property markets. We produce a series of rural market reports, on crop yields, returns from contract farming and the farmland markets in England and Scotland, as well as occasional papers. The team also produces Land Business Update, a free fortnightly e-bulletin on the latest property news and issues.
Welcome to this quarter’s Farming Update, which is produced by our Farming Research Group and reports on market and administrative issues that affect farmers’ business decisions and on which they may need to act. It has been a slow and prolonged harvest but fortunately weather conditions have improved towards the end. Yields are generally good. […]
Social value is a concept used to measure the impact that property and places can have on communities and the wellbeing of people who live, work and visit them. It is one of the three main pillars of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards used by companies and organisations as a framework to ensure […]
Farming SFI accelerated payments in 2023 With the SFI 2023 now open for applications, Defra has announced that farmers with an agreement that starts in 2023 will receive an ‘accelerated payment’ of 25% of the value of their agreement within the first month. If you are thinking about entering into a SFI agreement and would […]
The government has formally opened the full version of the 2023 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) for England. The headlines are that SFI 2023 is bigger, more flexible and should be easier to apply for. With 23 actions available, it covers existing themes like soil health and moorland, and introduces new actions on hedgerows, integrated pest […]