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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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  • 18.05.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING AND FOOD Basic Payments in England to be paid in two tranches To help the cashflow of farm businesses in England, Basic Payments will now be paid 50% in August (possibly into September) and 50% from December onwards. This change will […]
    7 mins
  • 27.04.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. ENERGY UK Energy Strategy This long-awaited plan aims to boost UK energy independence and tackle rising prices. It mainly focuses on energy generation and not on energy efficiency. It includes a revised nuclear programme, which will take considerable time to start generating […]
    7 mins
  • 14.04.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. Environment ‘Now or never’ says IPCC on climate change action, which is a ‘file of shame’ for Western countries This third in a trilogy of reports from the IPCC details the options and costs of addressing climate change. It says that if […]
    7 mins
  • 31.03.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Application period for Basic Payment claims now open This year’s application period is important as it will affect the delinked payment that will be paid to farmers from 2024 to 2027. Extra care should be taken if there are any land […]
    6 mins
  • 10.03.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. ENVIRONMENT 3.6 billion people already live in areas highly vulnerable to climate change The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights the devastating impacts that climate change is already having on people across the world. Almost half of […]
    5 mins
  • 17.02.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Lump sum exit scheme to open in April – but its only open for six months Defra has, three months later than planned, published details of the lump sum exit scheme. They are largely the same as the details consulted upon. […]
    7 mins
  • 02.02.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Improving Farm Productivity: new grant scheme now open in England The Improving Farm Productivity grant, part of the Farming Investment Fund, is now open to farmers, foresters and growers in England (including agricultural contractors). Projects aiming to reduce environmental impacts and […]
    7 mins
  • 21.01.2022
    The much anticipated Improving Farm Productivity grant – part of the Farming Investment Fund – is now open to farmers, foresters and growers in England, as well as agricultural contractors. Those planning to invest in their businesses are being urged to consider whether this grant could be suitable for them. To be successful, projects are […]
    2 mins
  • 20.01.2022
    Welcome to our quarterly tracker of key land management, farming, planning and energy regulation and legislation. In this issue we cover: Implement now: National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates Agricultural support schemes Changes to permitted development rights allowing commercial premises to be converted into homes The Fire Safety Act 2021 Business rates relief […]
    1 min
  • 13.01.2022
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Farming Transformation Fund – 40% grant for ‘Improving Farm Productivity’ in England opening in mid-January This is the part of the new Farming Investment Fund: the Farming Transformation Fund provides grants for larger investments. The minimum grant is £35,000, which at […]
    7 mins
  • 09.12.2021
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING DEFRA publishes more details of SFI 2022 including payment rates Farmers in England currently claiming BPS will be able to apply for SFI 2022, regardless of whether they are already in an environmental scheme and provided that the management activities under […]
    6 mins
  • 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

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

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