To aid members in preparing for Brexit, the CLA has published a series of monthly articles on preparing for change. The CLA will help you to plan with confidence to get your business ready.
For many rural businesses, diversification will be a factor in their post-Brexit planning. Trees and woodlands can provide an all too often overlooked opportunity to add sustainable income.
Climate change is rising rapidly up government’s agenda and new agriculture policy post-Brexit will give landowners and farmers an opportunity to consider both how to reduce their emissions and how to adapt to a warming world.
Whatever the outcome of Brexit, upskilling yourself or your staff can only be beneficial to the bottom line of your business. This article considers how you can identify the right skills and course for you and your staff whatever the future holds.
Cattle and sheep grazing calmly in the British countryside is an iconic image of UK agriculture. Whatever the challenges or opportunities Brexit creates, livestock will continue to be an integral part of many members’ businesses.
We know farming will change post-Brexit. The Basic Payment Scheme will replaced by a new system of environmental payments, and farmers will need to adapt to a more market facing world. This means the way farmers manage their businesses may have to change too, including the basic structure of the business.
The Agriculture Bill is passing through Parliament and indicates a move away from direct agricultural support to payments for a wide range of public goods. This will affect us all and we should not delay making plans for the future. Now is a good time to look at all the assets you have and assess their income earning potential without agricultural support.
The Agriculture Bill has clearly set out the Government’s intention to replace the Basic Payment Scheme with a system based on the principle of delivering public goods. Here the CLA’s Land Use Policy Team sets out what you can do to prepare.