BARNS are in big demand by partygoers looking to celebrate the millennium en-masse. But enterprising farmers should consider insurance implications before agreeing to let their premises, says Adam Golder, chief executive of Bowring Countryside Insurance Services.
Many farmers assume that once they have public liability cover in place they can undertake any activity. But most insurers will not take account of risk which extends beyond normal farming activities.
Farmers should seek professional advice, he says. "Most one-off events can be covered for existing clients for a zero to £20 fee depending on the extent of the cover already in place." *