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Cut the cost of growing your business with NFU discounts

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) is the voice of UK farming, representing the views of over 45,000 farmer and grower members across England and Wales.

NFU membership supports you and your farming or growing business through a range of benefits that can help save you time and money on a daily basis.

When it comes to the long term, our NFU-owned companies including CT Planning, NFU Employment Service and NFU Energy, can help provide you with business-focussed solutions for these specialised services at preferential member rates, helping to bring your business plans to life.

We will shine a spotlight on our companies to show how they could become part of your strategic business growth, plus highlight some of the member discounts available including discounted healthcare with Bupa, vehicles, software, and life-saving equipment like defibrillators.

Planning specialists

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CT Planning’s skilled and experienced team combine local and national knowledge of the property, land and development industry to provide clients with the information they need to make their proposals successful.

They understand the complexity of the planning system and have the patience and on-going research and learning it takes to keep up to date with the latest legal, policy and legislative advice to help clients with their schemes and planning issues; no matter the scale of development. 

The firm cover a wide spectrum of planning, and services include:

  • Planning applications
  • Appeals
  • Enforcement
  • Lawful development certificates
  • Promotion of land through Development Plans
  • Site appraisals.

Rural planning projects include (but not limited to):

  • Establishing new farmsteads, poultry farms and dairy units
  • New agricultural worker dwellings
  • Lifting agricultural occupancy conditions
  • Rural Exception Sites for affordable housing
  • Change of use of land and buildings
  • Rural diversification.

NFU members can benefit from a 12.5% discount on first commissioned work.

Find out more about CT Planning

Sustainable energy solutions

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NFU Energy is one of the UK’s leading and trusted providers of sustainable energy solutions, offering a diverse array of services designed to meet the evolving needs of agricultural and horticultural enterprises, as well as public and private sector organisations.

From securing competitive energy contracts, to assisting customers in navigating complex energy regulations and compliance requirements, they’ve got you and your business covered:

  • NFU Energy Buying Groups: Exclusive to NFU and NFU Scotland members, NFU Energy has helped members save over £73,000 through cheaper energy contracts so far in 2024! This is done by pooling together as many members as possible and negotiating bulk prices with their suppliers, securing savings of up to 10% on normal one-off contract prices.
  • Management and consultancy – Optimise your energy consumption through energy efficiency audits and feasibility studies. Plus the Energy Account Management team can help you streamline your energy operations, optimise costs, and improve overall energy efficiency. 
  • Renewable energy solutions – NFU Energy’s strong partnerships with reputable installers can help you generate and sell energy to the grid.
  • Compliance – helping you stay compliant with all necessary schemes and providing you with a gateway to unlocking various incentives.

NFU Farmer & Grower, Partner and NFU Pro Business members receive preferential rates, including 10% discount on all NFU Energy standard fees.

Find out more about NFU Energy

Employment experts

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Running a business has never been more complicated, especially when it comes to employment legislation.

NFU Employment Service can provide you with practical help and assistance meaning you can spend less time dealing with employment related issues and more time managing your business. Our experts can help you to:

  • Issue the correct documentation to your staff
  • Follow defined and compliant processes and procedures
  • Deal quickly and effectively with any employment queries or issues
  • Understand the legal ramifications of the decisions you make.

NFU members can save 10% with NFU Employment Service membership subscriptions. 

Find out more about NFU Employment Service

Member rewards: saving you money

NFU members can access a range of member rewards and exclusive discounts that help them save money on a wide range of products and services.

Your health and wellbeing

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In collaboration with Bupa, the NFU helps its members to access health insurance at discounted rates. Bupa health insurance covers you from diagnosis through to treatment for conditions covered by your policy.

NFU members can save 20% on Bupa By You health insurance, plus 10% on a family policy. 

Bupa Select for small business (covering 2-249 employees) could benefit your employees and your business by boosting productivity and reducing absence, attracting and retaining the best talent, building or improving your strategy around wellbeing and nurturing a more diverse and inclusive business.

Visit nfuonline.com/bupa to find out more.

Vehicles, machinery and accessories

Save on selected new vehicles from a range of manufacturers* including hatchbacks, saloons, estates, pick-ups and 4x4s across all fuel types, including electric vehicles.

Plus savings on fuel, ATVs, tyres and vehicle accessories and storage solutions.

Visit nfuonline.com/vehicles to find out more.

Keeping you safe

The NFU continue to champion farm health and safety and have a range of exclusive savings for members:

Browse the rewards

You can browse the full range of member rewards on the NFU website:

Not a member? Join today

Together, we’re stronger. As a member you’ll benefit from local support right on your doorstep, from experts who understand your business. You’ll have access to unlimited legal and technical advice, as well as money-saving discounts and regular communications, designed to help your business thrive. Join over 45,000 farmers and growers and start your NFU membership today.

Join the NFU today.