Business Briefing August 2020

Welcome to the August 2020 edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on Business structures, Glastir Small Grants, Planning costs, NVZ Rules and many more. Most of our clients are family farms where the business structures are often leader-centric where the principle ‘farmer’ instructs and tells […]

Is Your Business Too Leader-Centric?

Most of our clients are family farms where the business structures are often leader-centric where the principle ‘farmer’ instructs and tells staff what to do and is the key decision maker. This common structure and instructing process may appear to be quick and simple to implement, however it can cause the following issues: • Overdependence […]

Glastir Small Grants (Wales)

The Glastir Small Grants Scheme window has opened on the 27th of July and will close on the 4th of September. Eligible businesses can apply for funding for capital works of up to £7,500 for projects specifically designed to improve water quality and reduce the risk of flooding. The following capital works are available: • […]

Planning Costs

If an appellant wins a planning appeal, and they feel they have been treated badly by the planning authority, then they can apply for an ‘award of costs’. This is, in effect, treated as a separate appeal by the planning inspector. So, you may win the appeal but lose the claim for costs, or you […]