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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.

Carter Jonas

Thrings Solicitors

A-Plan Insurance

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Business Clinic: How can I get better value from insurance?

Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help. Esther Kane of insurance broker A-Plan Rural sets out how to approach an insurance review.…

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Business Clinic: Should I have a lasting power of attorney?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Russell Reeves, a partner with law firm Thrings, advises on the benefits…

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Business Clinic: Should we take up SFI on mixed family farm?

Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help. James Bradley of Carter Jonas Rural sets out how the SFI and other sources of…

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Business Clinic: Why do we need noise and smell reports?

Charlene Sussums-Lewis, rural planner at Carter Jonas, sets out why noise and smell reports may be needed in the planning process for houses near farms. She explains what the developer…

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Business Clinic: What employer liability cover do I need?

Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help. Laura Mitchell of insurance broker A-Plan Rural sets out how to get the correct levels…

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Business Clinic: Partnership dissolution was badly handled

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Robert James, a partner with law firm Thrings, advises on partnership assets,…

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Business Clinic: Does insurance cover costs of fly-tipping?

Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help. Tim Slinger of insurance broker A-Plan Rural advises on responsibility for clearing up, prosecuting and…

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Business Clinic: Is my livestock in danger of trespassing?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Ken Kaar, associate at law firm Thrings, advises on boundaries and the…

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Business Clinic: Should I let land to a solar developer?

Martin Williams, energy associate at Carter Jonas, answers a question on being approached by a solar developer. He explains what the developer is looking for, how to know if your…

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Business Clinic: How can I get the correct holiday pay?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Natalie Ward, senior associate at Thrings, advises on the employer's obligation to…

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Business Clinic: Who insures farm building projects?

Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help.  Ian Berry of insurance broker A-Plan Rural advises on cover for a farm building project.…

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Business Clinic: Can I make a field entrance through hedge?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Nicola Quick, planning expert at Carter Jonas, advises on whether a hedge…

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