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Business Clinic logosGot a tricky question about your farm business? Get advice from our team of experts from Savills, Thrings, Hazlewoods and Duncan & Toplis. From a wide range of topics from finance to planning permission to tax queries, to staff issues, we cover it all in our Business Clinic.

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Business Clinic, Farmers Weekly, RBI, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS. Alternatively email your question to fwbusinessclinic@rbi.co.uk.

DIVERSIFICATION

Business Clinic: How to assess a diversification opportunity

There are two common misconceptions relating to diversification. The first is that “it worked for my neighbours, so it must work for me” and second, that having a diversified enterprise…

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Business Clinic: How to charge VAT correctly on cropping

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Mary Maclachlan, VAT specialist with Duncan & Toplis, explains the different…

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Business Clinic: Neighbour's slurry drains on to my land

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Fred Quartermain, solicitor at Thrings, offers advice on how to tackle…

BPS

Business Clinic: What we know already about 2019 BPS rates

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Ashley Lilley, director of food and farming at Savills, advises on future…

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Business Clinic: Is stamp duty payable on land transfer?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Peter Griffiths, tax director, Hazlewoods advises on farm asset management. Q My…

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Business Clinic: Can we get paid for our condemned cow?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Russell Reeves, partner, Thrings, advises on compensation for condemned stock. Q We sold…

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Business Clinic: Is there any grant aid for planting trees?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Oliver Thompson, forestry consultant at Savills, advises on planting grants. Q: I…

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Business Clinic: How can I check arable costs of production?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Stephen Lockwood, food and farming director at Savills, advises benchmarking to…

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Business Clinic: Messy tenants and animal damage to cars

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Russell Reeves at Thrings offers advice on how to deal with…

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Business Clinic: Using arable profits to prepare for Brexit

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Mark Chatterton of accountant Duncan & Toplis advises on the tax…

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Business Clinic: Borrowing to buy land - what to consider

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Charles Skelton of Savills sets out what to consider when increasing…

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Business Clinic: What can I do about faulty milking robots?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Robert James associate at Thrings offers advice on how to tackle…

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