Business Briefing April 2019

Welcome to the April edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on Grants in Wales, Sustainable Production Grant (SPG) , April Energy & Fibre Market, Growing & Using More Grass & Forages and many more...

Grants in Wales – Cled Richards (Carmarthen)

There are a number of grant application windows currently open in Wales, namely:
The Farm Business Grant (FBG) The grant provides a 40% Read more...

Sustainable Production Grant (SPG) - Cled Richards (Carmarthen)

A second window for the Sustainable Production Grant (Wales) is currently open with the application window closing on the 12th of April.
The grant Read more...

April Energy & Fibre Market – Wesley Habershon (Chippenham)

There has been much downward pressure within the feed market which applies to proteins along with fibre and energy. Fibre prices have fallen Read more...

The New Financial Year 2019/2020 – Charlotte Male

On 6th April 2019, there are new pay rates, tax codes and pension contributions being implemented. Some payroll packages may update automatically, others may require you to update Read more...

MAKING TAX DIGITAL - Charles Holt (Lincoln)

Our sister company, FCG Accounting Ltd, is in the process of launching our MTD-ready accounts package. If you are still producing accounts Read more...

BREXIT - Charles Holt (Lincoln)

The continuing omni-shambles of the Brexit negotiations, and particularly the threat of a no deal Brexit, have been further shown to provide an adverse effect on the Read more...

Support Two Great Charities- Andy Dodd (Chippenham)

After many unsuccessful attempts, I've finally secured a place in the 2019 London Marathon - one to tick off the bucket list! Read more...

It’s time to address Health and Safety on your farm - Cari Beard (Chippenham)

In recent months, there have been a few words that farmers cannot escape from… Vegans, Brexit and Health and Safety. It has become harder to ignore the importance Read more...

Measuring and Managing to Optimise Business Performance – William Waterfield (Andover)

The old adage that you can’t manage something that you don’t measure remains a corner stone of business management today as it has ever been. But in Read more...

Growing & Using More Grass & Forages - William Waterfield (Andover)

The end of the winter is always welcome and never more so than this year when for many forage stocks have been a real issue. In many cases there Read more...

Good Data - Phil Cooper (Sherborne)

I recently visited a client who switched over last April from a cash book accounting system to a computerised accounting package. Historically Read more...

ARLA CONTRACT - Charles Holt (Lincoln)

A reminder that all Arla members must sign their new “GMSA” (Global Milk Supply Agreement) contract by 1st May 2019. Those who do not Read more...

Fitness, CrossFit, Charity & Farming Opportunities – Wesley Habershon (Chippenham)

Since joining CrossFit, it has taught me;

• Positivity
• Opportunity
• Functional movement
• Team work
• Community spirit

I’ve found CrossFit a brilliant Read more...

Housing - Phil Cooper (Sherborne)

Ventilation is one of the most important considerations when looking at new or existing cattle housing. When assessing the suitability of cattle housing Read more...

Red Tractor - New Inspection Regime to be Rolled out on Dairy Farms in April 2019 - Cari Beard (Chippenham)

Following a series of increased scrutiny and criticism, Red Tractor launched a major investment in order to become the flagship for British food and farming.

Part of this Read more...

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