Sheldon Bosley Charity Clay Shoot

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On a pleasant Summer’s evening recently, Sheldon Bosley hosted a group of some 50 farmers and professionals at Tithe Farm, Alderminster, where we enjoyed an evening clay shooting in aid of Stratford Cancer… Continue reading

The Impact of BREXIT on the Agricultural Sector

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There will be far reaching impacts on the agricultural sector due to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. Questions have already been asked surrounding subsidy payments, stewardship arrangements, land prices… Continue reading

Summer Pollinator Event in Warwickshire

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Bats, Birds and Bees You are invited to the Warwickshire CFE Summer Pollinator Event next Wednesday 29th June 2016. Organised by the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) the event will focus on how to… Continue reading

Ten Home Affordable Housing Amnesty effected (finally!)

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  Following a lengthy Court battle with Reading and Berkshire District Council, the Government has recently won an appeal to reinstate policies preventing affordable housing requirements on small scale developments of less than… Continue reading

Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier Applications

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If your Environmental Stewardship agreement ends in 2016 or if you have not applied for Stewardship in the past, you are likely to be eligible for a Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier agreement. Now that… Continue reading

BPS 2015 Penalty Errors – Claim Statements

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The Basic Payment Scheme deadline has passed for another year, but there are some issues from 2015 still outstanding. The large number of unjustified penalties being levied by the RPA is a big… Continue reading

Stamp Duty and Leasehold Property

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It is often forgotten that Stamp Duty is payable on the grant of a lease. This is based on the net present value as calculated by HM Revenue and Customs.  So for a… Continue reading

Shipston-on-Stour: One of the Best Places to Live

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The Sunday Times has recently listed Shipston-on-Stour as one of the best places to live in the UK. The newspaper used data and statistics, plus crime rates, house prices, school performance and the… Continue reading

Warming the Planet vs Warming Your Home

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Given that oil prices have halved in the last 12 months an argument could be made that the pressure for introducing energy saving measures into your home has relaxed somewhat. However heating cost is not… Continue reading

Property Investment Still in Favour

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How will the new increased stamp duty levels affect demand for property investment? The recent changes in Stamp Duty Land Tax have the potential to affect the buy to let market with a further… Continue reading