Environmental Permitting – EA Enforced Variations

On 21st February the Environment Agency completed their consultation of the implantation of Best Available Techniques (BAT) compliance and have written to the majority of permitted pig and poultry farms to send out a copy of the updated permit which now includes conditions to operate to BAT. As part of this process operators will also […]

Consultation on Transport of Livestock Now Closed

Did you complete a consultation response to the Defra proposals for tighter rules on animal livestock that was released in December? There is hope that there will be a common sense approach to this following the end of the consultation period that closed on Thursday 25th February. The consultation, for England and Wales, focuses particularly […]

Agriculture is Full of Innovation – Don’t Miss Out on the Potential Cash Back To Which You Could Be Entitled

For the last 20 years, the R&D Tax Relief scheme has awarded billions of pounds to companies that have spent time and money seeking advancements and overcoming unique scientific or technological uncertainties. Many UK farming businesses are eligible for R&D tax credits but are missing out due to misconceptions that eligible activity is limited to […]

Cross-Fertilisation of Ideas

One of the main reasons why members of FCG value the Farm Consultancy Group so much is the opportunity to share ideas, to debate various aspects of farm management, and to learn from each other’s experiences and skills. We operate our own practices under the umbrella of FCG. Despite many of us having many years […]