General
News
12/10/2020
If the free range egg sector continues to expand at the current rate it will create a significant oversupply situation, driving down the price paid to farmers and reducing profitability yet further.
15/09/2020
The Agricultural Law Association’s (ALA) new Dispute Resolution Panel will streamline access to a broad spectrum of arbitrators, mediators, and experts for rural businesses.
02/09/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most challenging periods in the country’s history, but it has also led to a sea change in attitudes and innovation.
Business
News
11/01/2021
Iain Skinner BSc(Hons) MRICS, principal of Skinner Holden Property Advisors says "real Estate is an important consideration for many charities. It can be the reason that the charity exists or the mechanism through which a charity delivers its aims and objectives. Many charities also receive property by way of bequest, to sell or hold as an investment. No matter why real estate is held, it is important that decisions regarding its management are carefully considered and legal, as they can have long-term impacts on the sustainability of a charity. There are legal considerations, under The Charities Act for trustees and executives, when dealing with property. This article will help guide you in those decisions and to create new income streams for your particular Charity, as well as comply with the law."
13/11/2020
Iain Skinner of Skinner Holden Property Advisors says "like all decisions regarding rural estates and farms, whether or not to provide luxurious accommodation on your property will depend on many factors; all of which need to be considered and weighted before coming to a conclusion. A comprehensive estate review is the best place to start as there are many opportunities which can be explored, from visitor attractions to commercial lettings, woodland burials to wedding venues and food production to waste disposal."
30/09/2020
Responding to growing numbers of businesses seeking specialist legal advice on their property purchases, sales and leases, Midlands and South West law firm Lodders has created a new team including some of the region’s leading commercial property lawyers.
Farming
News
14/12/2020
Iain Skinner BSc(Hons) MRICS, principal of Skinner Holden Property Advisors says "the concept of Green Belt in England was introduced around London in 1938 and extended to other cities from 1955. 15 towns and cities now have a green belt policy to prevent urban sprawl. They are: Newcastle Upon Tyne, York, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Nottingham, Stoke on Trent, Birmingham & Coventry, Cambridge, London, Oxford, Bristol & Bath and Bournemouth. They cover about 13% of the area of England totalling."
20/11/2020
Iain Skinner of Skinner Holden Property Advisors says "Many instructions require several areas of expertise to unpick the problem presented by the client. They take careful thought, research and a detailed understanding of the legal, physical and human issues involved. Boundary trees are a prime example. Whether living in cities or leafy villages, we all value the trees that create character, cast shade and soften the hard environments of built up areas. The trees also clean the air, seal in carbon and exhale oxygen. However, the wrong tree in the wrong place can cause stress, disputes and damage property."
12/11/2020
Iain Skinner of Skinner Holden Property Advisors says "I have been involved in agriculture and the rural economy since 1987, frightening to think that that is over 30 years ago now. We studied many agricultural enterprises, dairy, poultry, pigs, beef, sheep and arable. There was a separate enterprise called diversification. This considered many of the usual suspects; B&B, food production, equine etc etc etc. Now don’t get me wrong all of these maybe useful and appropriate for a rural business to enter into. What I am questioning is the term diversification. "
Company
News
24/07/2020
FOLK2FOLK, the local lending company, announces its partnership with the institutional digital debt marketplace CrossLend as it continues to build its institutional investor-base.
09/07/2020
Duncan & Toplis give their reaction to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Summer Statement.
01/07/2020
FOLK2FOLK has been approved for accreditation by the British Business Bank as a lender under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), placing the South West lender on the financial frontline of support for local businesses.