David Brooks elected National President of CAAV

David Brooks, founding Partner in Brooks Leney has been elected National President of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). CAAV members practise throughout England, Wales and Scotland, providing…

Cross Compliance & Greening Reminders

In line with the rules for BPS compliance, hedges may be cut or trimmed from the 1st September. If your land is currently part of a Countryside Stewardship (CS) or Entry Level Stewardship agreement, it is advised…

Energy Projects Update

The Brooks Leney team continue to be involved with a diverse range of energy projects for landowner and farmer clients. In recent weeks the team have been working on a number of projects including 50MW battery…

Agricultural Bill

Although the Agricultural Bill continues to progress through the consultation process, prior to its 3rd reading, we were encouraged to note that Parliament has recently issued some Notices of Amendment to the Bill. …

Business Rates on Roof Mounted PV

Brooks Leney have been involved in a number of cases of the District Valuer pursuing business rates on solar panels mounted on agricultural buildings. Initially it was a grey area as to whether these panels were…

2019 Sees the Brooks Leney Team Expand

We are pleased to announce that Maddie Lord has recently joined Brooks Leney. Maddie is part of the Land Agency team and will be assisting the team in all aspects of the land agency side of the business, whilst…

2019 Cross Compliance Guidelines

The guide to Cross Compliance for 2019 has been published on GOV.UK. These rules apply from 1st January up to and including 31st December 2019 for claimants/agreement holders under: BPS; Countryside Stewardship,…

Christmas Opening Hours

The Brooks Leney offices will close at 5.30 pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9.00 am on Wednesday 2 January 2019. We wish all our Clients and Contacts a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

RPA Announces Exchange Rate

The RPA has confirmed the exchange rate for Basic Payment Scheme 2018 payments made in sterling. The euro exchange rate for calculating BPS 2018 payments has been set at £0.89281. This is a 0.2% drop on 2017 levels,…

Agriculture Bill Published

The Agriculture Bill was today presented to Parliament outlining a framework for post - BREXIT agriculture policy and providing details of how BPS will be phased out. The Bill is short on detail and doesn't give…