Our expertise in the South East, combined with our knowledge of the local market and economy, enables us to generate informative news and articles. Areas of interest include property and land, price trends, forecasts and legislation.

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The Sustainable Farming Incentive

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) is the long-awaited scheme that will deliver on the Governments ‘Public Money or Public Good’ slogan. The new scheme will reward farmers for adopting more […]

Farming in Protected Landscapes

The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme has been developed by DEFRA and will run from July 2021 to March 2024. The time-limited programme aims to help farmers and land managers […]

Farming is Changing | DEFRA

This morning DEFRA have announced more details on how Farming is Changing and what grants will look like in the future. In addition, the Sustainable Farming Incentive, Local Nature Recovery […]

Farming Investment Fund

Further details of the Farming Investment Fund (FIF) have been released which will provide farmers with grants to improve profitability and environmental outcomes. The Farming Investment Fund will be split […]

Southampton to Heathrow Aviation Fuel Pipeline

Next year should see the construction of Esso’s new 90km Southampton to Heathrow aviation fuel pipeline. This will be replacing the original one which was installed in the 1960s. Batcheller […]

Work Together To Ensure Maintained Network Of Public Rights Of Way

Landowners, walkers, horse riders, cyclists and local authorities need to work together to ensure a carefully planned and properly maintained network of public rights of way is available. “If lockdown […]

RABI Big Farming Survey – Have Your Say

RABI “We’ve launched the biggest ever wellbeing research survey of the farming sector. We hope to gather 26,000 responses that will give us insight into the impacts and pressures you […]

Farming Fortnight from LEAF. Linking Environment and Farming

During the past weeks we have all had to find new ways of doing what previously seemed normal, particularly our food shopping. One thing that seems to have come from […]

The Future of Farming

The reality of no Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) income is sending shock waves through the farming community, despite the fact that this has been on the cards for years. This […]

Basic Payment Scheme 2019

The Rural Payment Agency on-line system is now open for business. Whilst the deadline for submission of 2019 claims is still some weeks away it is never too soon to […]

Diversification

Thinking of diversifying? DON’T. Or not at least until you have considered the simple principles of how to make it a success. The countryside is littered with examples of failed […]

Starting out in Farming

Now may seem a strange time to encourage new entrants into farming, but for many the opportunities are really starting to open out. Starting out in farming is difficult for […]

Brexit

Since the referendum result on 23 June 2016, farmers and growers have been wondering what Brexit means for their business. The question has still not been answered, although the picture […]

Leader Grant Funding

Some readers will already know about LEADER*, if only because we touched on it briefly in the last issue of Rural Outlook. LEADER is a pot of European money totalling […]

Forestry and Woodland

Forestry is an integral part of any traditional estate. Well managed woodland will not only provide commercial revenue but sporting potential, enhanced amenity value and of course carbon sequestration. Forestry […]

Environmental Consultancy

Natural Capital- Making good stewardship pay. You may be familiar with the term ‘natural capital’, referring to the UK’s stock of natural assets, essentially the environment – our forests, rivers, land and sea. […]

Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

Providing tailored long-term funding through AMC Interest rates are currently at an all-time low, which means if you’ve been thinking about restructuring your finances, there has never been a better time. As a […]