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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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  • 08.10.2020
    FARMING Sustainable Farming Incentive may be ‘stepping stone’ before ELM in England It looks like the basic level of the new Environmental Land Management (ELM), which is the new environmental scheme that replaces the Common Agricultural Policy in England, will be called the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI). It was previously referred to as Tier 1. […]
    6 mins
  • 24.09.2020
    FARMING Prepare now for Scotland’s Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme This £10m pilot scheme from the Scottish Government offers grants of up to £20,000 for farmers and crofters to purchase equipment which will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect the natural environment or support sustainable land use. It is a competitive scheme, with each item […]
    5 mins
  • 09.09.2020
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Greening amendment form: Countryside Stewardship Farmers can make changes to their Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier or Higher Tier agreements that are due to start on 1st January 2021 due to the scrapping of greening requirements. They can add more land parcels […]
    5 mins
  • 20.08.2020
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Strutt & Parker Health and Safety update Please download our latest update from our Rural Hub. This edition includes articles on the latest HSE fatality figures for farming; health and safety posters; safety at harvest; COVID; air suspension systems; and vermin control. For further […]
    6 mins
  • 16.07.2020
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. ECONOMY Summer Economic Update sets out three-phase approach for recovery – protection, jobs and rebuild The key announcements which affect the rural and property sectors are: Job Retention Bonus – a one-off payment of £1,000 for every furloughed employee who remains employed […]
    7 mins
  • 16.07.2020
    With the legislation affecting landowners changing more rapidly than it has in decades, Strutt & Parker pinpoints the key policy changes currently in the pipeline affecting all aspects of estate management. FARMING ENGLAND The Agriculture Bill outlines how direct payments (Basic Payments) will be phased out between 2021 and 2028. In 2021, farmers face a […]
    5 mins
  • 15.07.2020
    HISTORICALLY LOW LAND VOLUMES CONTRIBUTE TO FURTHER POLARISATION OF PRICES The market data for the first half of 2020 throws up some interesting trends and also poses some interesting questions. As we started the year, the consensus was that it was going to be one of the busiest for some time, with the market sentiment […]
    1 min
  • 25.06.2020
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. FARMING Contract Farming Agreement survey published for harvest 2019 Total income to the farmer averaged £392/ha and income to the contractor was £395/ha – both above the five-year average. The survey is based on the results of 76 agreements covering more than 20,000 […]
    6 mins
  • 15.06.2020
    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 Agriculture Bill 2019-20 Drone operator registration Septic Tanks & Sewage Treatment Plants The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 Energy […]
    1 min
  • 09.06.2020
    Welcome to our update on key land management, farming, planning and energy issues. COVID-19 Private holiday lets could reopen by early July Self-let properties are likely to be among the first types of accommodation to be allowed to reopen, as they should present a ‘lower risk’ of spreading coronavirus. Campsite and holiday park owners have […]
    5 mins
  • 09.06.2020
    The 2019 year produced some good yields and better crops compared with the drought-hit harvest of 2018. However, this large wheat crop put prices under pressure and so limited the increase in crop receipts. Slightly higher variable and fixed costs were partially offset by higher than expected Basic Payments. Overall, net margins were up by just […]
    2 mins
  • 05.06.2020
    Collaboration between neighbouring farmers can deliver meaningful cost savings and open up opportunities for generating new income.  So could a joint venture be the right path for your farming business? It is 14 years since the creation of TS Arable – a joint venture which farms about 2,000ha of combinable crops based at Harps Farm […]
    4 mins

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

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