Agricultural Blog

The future of food

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has produced a report entitled The Future of Food 2040, which paints a picture of farmers using the latest technology and adapting the way they run their business to reflect consumers’ tastes.

Posted: February 19, 2019


Impact of Brexit compared to a disease outbreak

The President of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), Minette Batters, claims that Brexit is as disruptive as the outbreak of a disease for farmers and it has forced businesses to spend “millions” in preparing for it.

Posted: February 12, 2019


More farm businesses allowed to trial MTD

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has expanded the pilot programme for Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT scheme to farm businesses that are set up in partnerships so that they join the sole traders and companies that have been able to … Continue reading

Posted: February 5, 2019


Farming groups warn against no-deal Brexit

Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal defeat, farming groups, including the National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), are warning against crashing out of the European Union with no deal.

Posted: January 22, 2019


Not necessarily British

A probe by the Sunday Mirror has revealed that the signs above fruit and vegetable displays in supermarkets extolling produce from British growers might not be wholly accurate, as often the products below them come from other countries.

Posted: January 15, 2019


No-deal Brexit would be ‘catastrophic’ for farmers

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has warned that tariffs would price British farmers out of the export market if the UK left the European Union (EU) without a deal in place.

Posted: January 8, 2019


IHT review offers hope to farmers

The recent and long-awaited Inheritance Tax Review by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has offered agricultural business owners hope that the “fiendishly complex” tax might be overhauled.

Posted: December 18, 2018


Agriculture outlook for 2019

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has produced a report on the outlook for UK agriculture but the report’s author warns that forecasts could change depending on the outcome of Brexit.

Posted: December 11, 2018


Agriculture Bill must maintain safeguarding rules for imported goods

MPs from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Committee have insisted that the Government’s Agriculture Bill is amended to ensure imported goods meet current rules for production, animal welfare and the environment.

Posted: December 4, 2018


Dispute over regulated milk supply contracts

The National Farmers Union (NFU) and dairy processors cannot agree over the Government’s proposal to regulate milk supply contracts, and Dairy UK has said this could have a “detrimental impact” on the long-term health of the dairy sector.

Posted: November 27, 2018