Basic Payment Scheme - Greening scrapped for 2021

The Government announced on Monday 27th July that the Greening requirements for the Basic Payment Scheme will be removed for 2021 and beyond.This means that not only is there no “Three crop rule” (which…

Capital Gains Tax - Review on the Horizon?

The Chancellor has recently asked the Office for Tax Simplification to review the Capital Gains Tax regime and aspects of the taxation of chargeable gains in relation to individuals and smaller businesses.The…

Changes to Planning Timelines

The Government have announced that planning permissions which are due to expire between the start of lockdown and the end of this year will be extended to 1st April 2021.  This will give developers and the construction…

AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT GOING FORWARD

One of the questions we are often asked is what will happen to farm subsidy payments and when should we expect the shift in farm support to begin? A timely question given the fact that the Agriculture Bill will…

Rural Finance in Unprecedented Times

The phase unprecedented times has been used extensively in the press over recent weeks – probably because we are in unprecedented times!  At times of uncertainty, many banks “pull down the shutters”.  The…

Countryside Stewardship Options

Although we may be tired of hearing it, the Covid-19 outbreak is unavoidably affecting every aspect of our lives and businesses. At Brooks Leney, we are looking to the future and thinking about how we can protect…

COVID - 19 - Changes to Planning Legislation

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen the closure of premises and the potential demise of businesses. The food and drink industry has been hit particularly hard through the closure of cafés, restaurants and public…

Coronavirus and Commercial Properties

There is almost no business sector within the UK that is not affected by the Coronavirus.  Many businesses will occupy tenanted properties and will be concerned about their ability to pay the rent.  Unfortunately,…