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Farmers face significant tax charges over HS2, NFU warns

Farmers face significant tax charges over HS2, NFU warns
24-11-2014 02:05 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmers warned over tax implications of seasonal activities
Farmers, landowners and rural businesses are being warned to remember the tax implications of moving into other seasonal activities. • Letting lan...
21-11-2014 01:36 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmers face significant tax charges over HS2, NFU warns
Farmers have urged the HS2 Select Committee this week to cater for the hundreds of farm businesses blighted by the construction of High Speed 2. Ev...
19-11-2014 08:28 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Dairy industry needs to find ways of coping with market volatility
Pembrokeshire dairy farmers voiced their concerns regarding severe farmgate milk price cuts during a well-attended Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru on-farm mee...
17-11-2014 09:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Farmers welcome €4 million fund
NFU Cymru members in Meirionnydd welcomed the recent announcement by the Deputy Minister, Rebecca Evans, of a four million Euro fund to Hybu Cig Cymru...
17-11-2014 09:25 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, Property News
More investment in agriculture needed to meet future demand
More investment is needed if the agricultural industry is to meet growing demand as increasing urbanisation within an expanding middle class are boost...
17-11-2014 01:57 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Firmer beef prices next year, report says
UK beef prices should firm up next year amid tighter supplies, according to the latest forecasts from EBLEX. The latest outlook for the UK beef mar...
17-11-2014 01:19 AM | Finance, News, Renewables
Thousands more green jobs a 'missed opportunity'
A new report, released today by renewable energy experts Regen SW, reveals that 16,000 people are employed by south west construction businesses – but...
17-11-2014 01:02 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy farmers voice market volatility concerns
Falling milk prices and the volatility in global dairy markets were put under the spotlight during a recent meeting of dairy farmers in Carmarthenshir...
14-11-2014 02:27 AM | Renewables, Finance, News
Greater investment needed in rooftop solar, Savills warns
With news that the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects solar to become the biggest single source of energy by 2050, the expectation is that roof...
13-11-2014 01:38 AM | Finance, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Market volatility 'will affect agriculture for the next decade'
NFU president Meurig Raymond warned that falling farmgate prices posed the biggest threat to the long-term prospects of UK agriculture when he spoke a...
13-11-2014 00:44 AM | Finance, News, Property News
HS2 landowners must have compensation, NFU warns
Landowners and farmers affected by HS2 must receive acceptable compensation and appropriate accommodation works must be put in place, the NFU will tel...
12-11-2014 03:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
GM crops 'good for farmers and the environment', study shows
GM crops are good for the economy and can reduce the amount of pesticides used in agriculture, that is according to a new study by the German Federal ...
12-11-2014 02:29 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Budget cuts to CAP 'will only get worse'
Budget cuts to the Common Agricultural Policy will only get worse in the years to come, farmers were told by the Welsh Government’s Director of Agricu...
10-11-2014 08:27 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Irish beef protests intensify over UK price gap
Speaking in Clonee, Co Meath this afternoon at the beginning of IFA’s nationwide 48-hour beef protest, IFA President Eddie Downey said the refusal of ...
10-11-2014 00:47 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Make most of milk quota, dairy producers urged
Dairy producers should plan ahead to make the most of capital or trading losses before milk quota is abolished in April 2015, according to rural accou...
10-11-2014 00:30 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Farmers take dairy concerns to Defra minister
Ways of easing volatility in the milk sector were discussed by Secretary of State Liz Truss and the NFU in a meeting with President Meurig Raymond and...
06-11-2014 08:27 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
Smaller European markets drive beef export growth
Demand from smaller European markets has helped drive strong growth for UK beef exports, according to EBLEX. Latest data from HMRC revealed that UK...
06-11-2014 08:20 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest to sell operations to Muller for £80m
Dairy Crest has today announced that it will sell its dairy operations to Müller for £80 million. The company had been plagued with problems in the...
06-11-2014 00:29 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
A student's farm crowdfunding venture
When Harper Adams University student Jack Stilwell launched a crowdfunding project in a bid to start his own beef farm, he was fully aware that the ve...
05-11-2014 09:22 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Holiday pay ruling 'will affect rural businesses'
Farming and estate business that rely on their staff to work overtime could be affected to some degree by the Employment Tribunal’s ruling yesterday t...
04-11-2014 02:09 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Further price falls announced by dairies
Consecutive months of high domestic milk production, combined with the ban on dairy imports to Russia and falling returns from global commodity market...
04-11-2014 02:02 AM | Finance, Machinery and Equipment, News
Yorkshire machinery importer forges links with Polish giant
An East Yorkshire farm machinery importer has been awarded the contract to sell a leading European range of cultivation, spreading and seeding equipme...
04-11-2014 01:16 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
NFU members plan milk meeting
Aled Jones, NFU Cymru Milk Board Chairman, will be guest speaker at the next Carmarthenshire NFU Cymru on-farm milk meeting on Wednesday, 12 November,...
04-11-2014 01:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, NFU
Experts welcome financial boost for young farmers
Agricultural specialists have welcomed a potential financial boost for young farmers arising from Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms. The Dep...
03-11-2014 07:53 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
First Milk to reduce milk prices from December
With effect from 1st December 2014, First Milk will reduce the price for its liquid pool by 1.4 pence per litre and for its manufacturing pool by 1.8 ...
31-10-2014 00:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
New Defra farm figures 'underline volatility'
New farm business income data from Defra, which focus on income from March 2013 to February 2014, show some significant swings in farm profitability a...
29-10-2014 00:38 AM | News, NFU, Produce, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
Farmers call for reassurances as Defra publishes new CAP scheme
More details have been unveiled today about how the new CAP will be implemented in England. The latest leaflet, which will also be posted to farmer...
29-10-2014 00:26 AM | Property News, Finance, News
UK farmland prices see 'substantial growth'
Prime arable land in the UK has seen a substantial year-on-year growth in prices of around 17.9%, according to a Q3 report. The average rate of gro...
28-10-2014 09:02 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
NFU sends out plea to retailers over falling milk prices
With mounting concern over the falling milk prices on global markets, NFU Cymru Milk Board Chairman, Aled Jones, sent out a plea to processors, retail...
27-10-2014 08:43 AM | Finance, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets, Cattle
Irish beef farmers 'have had enough' as they begin protests
Irish beef farmers are set to protest the prices they are being paid for their cattle, arguing that they are well below the UK and EU averages. IFA...
27-10-2014 01:46 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmers 'a major target' for fraudsters
Farmers are being warned they are a major target for criminals trying to defraud them out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. Financial Fraud Action U...
NFU concerned over future rural cuts in letter to Chancellor
NFU President Meurig Raymond has written to Chancellor George Osborne outlining how he thinks agriculture would benefit from next year's budget. "A...
27-10-2014 00:29 AM | Crops, Finance, News, NFU, Arable, Cereal
NFU 'dismayed' at Defra rejection of EU aid package
Government Ministers have decided not to take advantage of an EU aid package for fruit and vegetable producers impacted by the Russian trade ban, the ...
23-10-2014 10:01 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Dairy farmers will pay for the price of milk, warns NFU
With mounting concern over the falling milk prices on global markets, the NFU have issued a call to retailers and processors to safeguard the future o...
Supermarket price battles causing 'grocery deflation'
The grocery market is entering deflation as new share figures released today show that like-for-like prices have declined. Fraser McKevitt, head of...
22-10-2014 09:42 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Farmers threaten further protests as meetings held in Westminster
Further protests on falling milk prices have been announced today as the President of Farmers for Action attends a meeting with MPs in the House of Co...
22-10-2014 02:30 AM | Animal Health, Feed and Forage, Finance, News, Produce
Businesses to receive funding to solve food security challenges
Businesses will receive £5 million of funding to develop innovations to solve some of the world's greatest agriculture challenges such as food securit...
21-10-2014 12:37 PM | Dairy, Finance, News, Supermarkets
NFU urges retailers over falling milk prices
With mounting concern over the falling milk price on global markets, NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison has issued a call to retailers both in the ...
20-10-2014 09:56 AM | Finance, News, Renewables
Farmers can double tax benefits by choosing renewables?
Farmers yet to take full advantage of their Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) should consider renewables as a way of doubling the potential benefits, ...
20-10-2014 09:32 AM | Finance, News, Renewables
Government to cut subsidies to solar farms
Farmers will lose their right to claim subsidies for fields filled with solar panels under new plans to ensure more agricultural land is dedicated to ...
17-10-2014 03:57 AM | Finance, News, Dairy
Farmers have their say on dairy crisis as prices show slight rise
"We need to keep it up and we need to intensify the protests, if we are to stop any further price cuts and start to get farmgate prices up as fast as ...
17-10-2014 02:27 AM | Property News, Finance, News
Court ruling on land sale 'encouraging for others'
In a recent appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) over the issue of apportionment for Capital Gains Tax purposes, the Tribunal has found in fav...
16-10-2014 12:03 PM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
'Exciting opportunities' for Turkey's developing dairy market
Turkey’s developing dairy market offers exciting opportunities in its emerging export industry with access to markets that western players have previo...
16-10-2014 10:00 AM | Finance, Market Reports, News, Pigs
EU pork faces tough times with health scares and Russian ban
The global pork market will likely begin to cool down as the buoyent market circumstances from the first three quarters are now disappearing. With ...
16-10-2014 01:16 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmland 'outperforming major assets' as values increase further
The average value of farmland has increased by 12% so far in 2014, a 10-year increase second only to gold, according to new figures. The average va...
15-10-2014 11:13 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Association to meet with MPs over price crisis
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is entering talks with leading MPs to express its concern over the current farmgate milk price cuts. ...
15-10-2014 07:14 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Why is the price of milk falling?
British consumers say they want to back dairy farmers after learning that the price they are paid has dropped significantly in the past few months. Bu...
13-10-2014 09:26 AM | Property News, Finance, News
New tax to consider when buying land
On 9 October, the Scottish Government announced the proposed rates for Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (“LBTT”) and Scottish Landfill Tax. LBTT ...
13-10-2014 04:00 AM | Crops, Finance, News, Arable, Cereal
Scottish CAP details revealed
NSA Scottish Region Development Manager George Milne attended a Scottish Government CAP stakeholders meeting which covered the details of changes unde...
10-10-2014 02:08 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Farmers plan further milk protests
"Further protests are planned for the coming week, members and press will be notified," Farmers for Action said after over 500 people attended the pro...
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