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Law firm launches Covid-19 group action against NFU Mutual

A law firm has sent a “letter before action” on behalf of a group of diversified farm businesses who had their business interruption claims due to Covid-19 declined by a…


Government to help farms with Covid sick pay costs

Farm employers can reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for Covid-related absences, in a new round of a government scheme aimed to help businesses with staff sickness costs. As part of…


Covid disruption causes long delays to firearm licences

The Home Office is being asked to intervene after some police forces in England halted the granting of new firearms licences. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (Basc) has…


Additional Covid-19 support could help farm businesses

Farmers with hospitality and leisure businesses affected by the rise in Covid-19 cases may be eligible for further government cash support . Those supplying them may also be able to…


Rapid Covid tests advised before going to Scots marts

Farmers and crofters in Scotland are being asked to take Covid lateral flow tests before visiting a livestock mart – and only attend if they are fit and well and…


Lamma postponed and Semex cancelled due to Covid-19

The 2022 Lamma show has been postponed until next spring amid rising cases of Covid-19. In a statement, the organisers said the show will be moved from 11-12 January to…


Public find festive cheer at farm shops during Covid

The outlook for farm shops may be looking positive despite the pre-Christmas slump in shoppers due to the latest Covid situation. In a survey by NFU Mutual, nine out of…


ORFC 2022: Rise in Covid cases forces event to go virtual

The 2022 Oxford Real Farming Conference will take place virtually in January after rapidly increasing coronavirus cases forced the cancellation of the face-to-face event. The organisers released a statement explaining…

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