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Millennials named generation start-up
Millennials named generation start-up
Millennials named generation start-up The number of young UK business directors has increased by over a third in the past year. Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, have been dubbed ‘generation start-up’ because of the continued rise in the number of young people starting their own business. The number of millennial directors of SMEs in the UK increased by 37% to 56,000 in 2017/18, up from 41,000 in the previous year, according to accountancy firm Moore Stephens. The trend has been driven by a number of factors including the post-credit crunch job market that many graduates fac..
Farmland availability highest in a decade
Farmland availability highest in a decade
Farmland availability highest in a decade Supplies of farmland marketed in England has hit its highest level in 10 years as the past three months see an exceptional amount come onto the market. According to Strutt & Parker’s Farmland Database, 50,000 acres arrived on the market in July, August and September, bringing the total amount launched for sale in 2018 to 96,600 acres. You may also like: English farmland market getting tougher Businesses for sale Ideas for alternative livestock and cropping enterprises Michael Fiddes, head of estates and farm agency for Stru..
Making Tax Digital pilot up and running
Making Tax Digital pilot up and running
Making Tax Digital pilot up and running With six months to go until the first stage of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital is introduced, the tax office has rolled out its first test pilot. HMRC has invited more than half a million business owners with ‘straightforward’ accounts to road-test the new model. At the end of October, a further 100,000 business owners will be able to apply for entry onto the pilot. However, companies which trade with European Union State members, charities, and businesses which pay VAT on account are among those businesses who remain excluded from the pilot. Follo..
Cheshire farm shop wins British Farming Award
Cheshire farm shop wins British Farming Award

The Lambing Shed Farm Shop and Café has been announced as this year’s winner of the British Farming Awards, Diversification Innovator.

Tax changes could impact farming families
Tax changes could impact farming families

Succession plans should be at the forefront of farmers’ minds as the government considers radical changes to tax. 

More funding announced for 2019
More funding announced for 2019

The application window for the next round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme will now be early 2019.

Seminar endorses farm diversification
Seminar endorses farm diversification

Farm diversification should be an important consideration amid the uncertainties of Brexit was the key message from a recent CLA seminar. 

Union reservations over Agricultural Bill
Union reservations over Agricultural Bill

In the week where we’ve seen the second reading of the Agricultural Bill, the NFU outlines its top ten amendments it wants to make.

Farmer decisions create top performing farms
Farmer decisions create top performing farms

The AHDB’s latest Horizon report indicates that the top 25% of UK farms will remain profitable no matter what the outcome of Brexit.  

The Business Barn partner with NatWest
The Business Barn partner with NatWest

The Business Barn has teamed up with NatWest to bring a cohesive offering to users of the rural business advice website.

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