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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. 

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Brexit Contract Farming Agreement Farming Update Government Policies Health & Safety Land Business Magazine Land Business Tracker Land Business Update Market Update
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  • 25.11.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FORESTRY Forest Market Report 2021 shows record breaking year for the forestry market The report, which was launched by John Clegg & Co and Tilhill this week, reports that £200.4m of commercial forestry has been traded this year, a slight increase from […]
    6 mins
  • 11.11.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Launch of the Farming Innovation Programme The government opened the first round of the Farming Innovation Programme on 20th October 2021, in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). A total of £17.5 million is available to fund and support ambitious […]
    6 mins
  • 21.10.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Nitrogen fertiliser issues Our farming team’s view is that although political intervention may alleviate the supply shortage, it is unlikely that fertiliser prices will drop very much, if at all. Therefore, it is recommended to review the recommendations in RB209 and […]
    7 mins
  • 30.09.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Gene-editing of plants for research purposes to be allowed in England The UK government will introduce regulations by the end of 2021 to allow scientists to conduct field trials of gene-edited crops. It will also propose new legislation which changes the […]
    7 mins
  • 16.09.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Countryside Stewardship facilitation fund will reopen in December It provides money for groups of land managers in England to work together to improve the environment. This year’s fund also includes support for improving air quality through slurry management and reduction of […]
    6 mins
  • 06.09.2021
    Welcome to our quarterly tracker of key land management, farming, planning and energy regulation and legislation. In this issue we cover: Implement now: Agricultural support schemes Stamp Duty Land Tax increase in zero rate band Changes to permitted development rights allowing commercial premises to be converted into homes Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 successions – changes […]
    1 min
  • 01.09.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Agricultural Transition Plan in England poster There are over 15 elements of the Agricultural Transition Plan in England – and that excludes changes to existing schemes. We have produced a hopefully simple poster that sets out, by scheme, the start and […]
    7 mins
  • 13.08.2021
    FARMING AND FOOD Catchment Sensitive Farming advice now available to all farms in England The programme provides free face-to-face advice to land managers to help them reduce water and air pollution through management of farmyard manure and soils. It is, at least in part, responsible for a cut in serious water pollution incidents of about […]
    6 mins
  • 29.07.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING AND FOOD National Food Strategy proposes significant changes The Henry Dimbleby-led review, which has taken two years to produce, is a detailed, thought provoking and in some places radical vision for what the food and farming sector could be. Some of […]
    7 mins
  • 15.07.2021
    FARMING AND ENVIRONMENT Agricultural Transition Plan – the government’s June 2021 progress update The government published an update on the Agricultural Transition Plan and a second one on the principles it will apply to payments under environmental land management schemes. Most of the news on the Agricultural Transition Plan relates to the Sustainable Farming Incentive […]
    6 mins
  • 24.06.2021
    TRADE AND SOME EFFECTS OF BREXIT UK agrees trade deal with Australia The agreement eliminates tariffs on all UK exports to Australia and the government says it will boost jobs and businesses. It has also said that British farmers will be protected by a cap on tariff-free imports, using tariff rate quotas and other safeguards. […]
    6 mins
  • 10.06.2021
    Update on key land management, farming, planning, forestry and energy issues for week commencing 7th June. FARMING UK Action Plan for Animal Welfare Defra has announced plans for new animal welfare measures, including a ban on the export of live animals for fattening and slaughter and a pledge that it will examine the use of […]
    6 mins

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  • Jason Beedell
    Director, Research
    Head Office, London
  • Jason Beedell
    Director, Research
    Head Office, London

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