UK Milk Prices

In the UK, the range in prices paid from the top of the market to the bottom seems to be wider than ever. All dairy farmers are not equal. Some dairy farmers are still being paid over 30ppl, including those who supply M&S (at over 31ppl) and a handful of others. Meanwhile some milk producers […]

Farm Accounts Training in Lockdown

I have a client who is new to our ‘Farm Accounts’ accounting program who I am helping to learn the software. This is an ideal time to do it, as I can’t visit the farm, but we can do a lot on-line. It’s going well. If you want to improve your farm accounting skills, this […]

Planning Permission and Time Limits

One issue that anyone with an existing planning permission needs to bear in mind is actually starting it. Planning permission usually comes with a three-year time limit for beginning the works. With the lockdown, there is now a real possibility that you will not be able to implement the permission in time. The risk is […]

How to Treat Your Lender in a Difficult Time

There are many tales around of lenders taking calls from their borrowers asking for mortgage ‘holidays’, in the face of the pandemic. However, it is also clear that many of these applicants are not raising legitimate concerns, purely as a result of Covid 19. It is particularly the case that it can play out badly […]