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Got a tricky question about your farm business? Get advice from our team of experts. 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.

If we haven’t tackled a question you have yet in our articles below, then send us your query in no more that 350 words to:

Business Clinic, Farmers Weekly, Mark Allen Group, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS. Alternatively email your question to FW-Businessclinic@markallengroup.com.

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Business Clinic: How is coronavirus affecting planning?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Alex Madden, head of planning at law firm Thrings, explains how the…

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Business Clinic: Can we benefit from biodiversity offsetting?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Mark Russell, partner of Carter Jonas Rural, explains how the relatively new…

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Business Clinic: What to do if staff ignore Covid-19 advice

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Natalie Ward, senior associate of law firm Thrings, advises how best to…

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Business Clinic: Can we claim coronavirus support grant?

Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help. Andy Ritchie, head of rural at Baldwins, explains how farmers may be able to claim…

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Business Clinic: Will I be compensated for bypass on my land?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Those facing compulsory purchase face huge upheaval and stress. Deborah Lund of…

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Business Clinic: Should I invest in farm with messy legacy?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Duncan Sigournay, partner and head of agriculture at Thrings, advises on a…

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Business Clinic: Will residential investment affect my VAT?

Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help. Here, Mary MacLachlan of Duncan & Toplis advises on the VAT implications of buying houses…

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Business Clinic: What should I consider for reservoir plan?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Building a reservoir is a challenge in itself. Bringing in 'waste' materials…

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Business Clinic: How farm partner mental capacity affects BPR

Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help. Craig Tolliday, associate director with Baldwins, addresses questions concerning the mental capacity of a farming…

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Business Clinic: Handling partnership shares and care home fees

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Jermaine Smith, an associate with Thrings, advises on tricky partnership capacity issues…

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Business Clinic: Should I hold on to 2019 crops?

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

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Business Clinic: Have I missed out on employment benefits?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Natalie Ward, senior associate with Thrings, advises on the increasingly common issue of…

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