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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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Contract farming agreements Farming Update Health & Safety Land Business Magazine Land Business Tracker Land Business Update Market Update Policies and regulations
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  • 24.11.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING AND FOOD More confusion and delay over Environmental Land Management schemes in England Defra is planning to significantly change its plans for the new ELM schemes, according to widely leaked details from a stakeholder meeting held in mid-November. Defra has not […]
    6 mins
  • 10.11.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING AND FOOD Funding available under the Farming Investment Fund in England This table summarises what grants are for and whether they are open. Please speak to Marie Charles for more details or if you are considering an application. When and how […]
    5 mins
  • 04.11.2022
    The impact of soaring energy costs has dominated the headlines in recent months, with volatility in international gas markets rapidly driving up prices. Our energy team has been extremely busy looking at opportunities for rural businesses to mitigate these rises and/or generate returns by moving into renewable energy production.    We can help advise you […]
    1 min
  • 25.10.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING More land let under Farm Business Tenancies but overall let area falls The area of land let under Farm Business Tenancies (FBTs) grew by 2% in 2021 and the area let under Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) tenancies fell by a similar […]
    6 mins
  • 06.10.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Government carrying out ‘rapid review’ of agricultural policy The government, through Defra, has issued a statement saying that it does not ‘intend to go back on its commitment to the environment’ or delay proposed Environmental Land Management schemes. It says that […]
    7 mins
  • 22.09.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments up slightly in Scotland and stay the same in England In Scotland, the new combined payment rates for BPS and greening are: Region 1 – £223.08/ha (up £0.94) Region 2 – £45.21 (up £0.12) Region 3 […]
    5 mins
  • 08.09.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING & FOOD Scotland consults over shape of new Agriculture Bill The Scottish Government’s aims are for the Bill to help secure the delivery of high-quality food production, climate mitigation and adaptation, nature restoration and wider rural development. The main proposals are […]
    7 mins
  • 24.08.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Managing in hot weather The governments in England and Wales have revised or issued guidance for farmers and land managers: England – keeping farm animals and horses in extreme weather – updated guidance is here. It covers caring for animals, transportation […]
    6 mins
  • 12.08.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Farmer demand for carbon audits has doubled in a year Almost 500 Scottish farmers have applied to carry out carbon audits in 2022 so far, which is about the same number as for the whole of 2021 and compares with 100 […]
    6 mins
  • 25.07.2022
    Welcome to our quarterly tracker of key land management, farming, planning and energy regulation and legislation. In this issue we cover: Implement: National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates (UK) Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (UK) Agricultural support schemes (England) The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (UK) The Building […]
    2 mins
  • 21.07.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING AND FOOD Details published on the new Welsh Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS) The proposed ambitious new scheme, which will be the main source of future Government funding for farmers in Wales, will aim to support sustainable and profitable food production, whilst […]
    7 mins
  • 07.07.2022
    It had been hoped that the government’s recently published Food Strategy would put some more flesh on the bones of government policy, highlighting clearly the direction of travel to help decision-making at farm and estate level. The document was awaited with excitement in some quarters, after the enthusiasm that greeted the publication of the Henry Dimbleby-led […]
    5 mins

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

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