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,…

Basic Payment Scheme 2020

At the time of writing this blog, the UK is in complete shutdown, due to the Coronavirus.  The virus is clearly a worry for many people and the need to lockdown the country is entirely understandable. It…

COVID 19: Planning Update

Since leaving the office last Tuesday, the Brooks Leney team have settled into our new ‘home offices.’  We are all working hard to keep on top of the unfolding situation to ensure we continue to give you the…

2020 BPS Claims

As the 2020 BPS claims window opened today, we thought this would be a good time to remind farmers of some of the potential issues in preparing an application this year.The RPA guidance will give details of…

North Essex Garden Communities

Our planners like to keep their ears to the ground to ensure we are up to date with any changes in the local planning landscape. Key issues to look out for are changes to Local Plans, as is the case in several districts…