CLM Update – Summer 2022

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May 2022 – Solving the sibling conundrum

“Fair doesn’t necessarily mean equal” is a phrase I find myself frequently using when discussing succession.

With the value of a farm usually intrinsically tied up in the assets required to run the business, any attempt to release capital by selling assets (in practise, often land) can sometimes undermine the business.

 Article by Mark Weaver Open PDF

April 2022 – War reminds us of land use priorities

The clue was always in the name.  The Environment Act, which recently became law and sets out the post-Brexit policy framework for farming, was always going to be more about the environment that it was about agriculture.

Watching the terrible scenes unfold in Ukraine over recent weeks has remined us all of how lucky we are in so many ways – but it’s also raising a host of huge questions, and how we use our land is one of them.

 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

CLM Update – Spring 2022

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March 2022 – Land prices set to widen between best and rest

Years ago, you knew the land market would get busy as soon as you saw daffodils and lambs, but nowadays it’s a more year-round affair.

There’s also far more land bought and sold off-market than in previous times, especially when it come to viticulture ground – but the arrival of spring still represents a busy time in the calender for conveyancing.

 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

February 2022 – Countryside Stewardship can be “Win Win”

There is now more reason than ever to consider entering a Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme, with the long-awaited revision of rates recently announced.

While Environment Secretary George Eustice’s suggestion that the new payments represent a 30% rise seems a tad optimistic, the figures for many options have increased – and in some cases substantially.

 Article by Kevin Jay Open PDF

Christmas 2021 – Leasing Set to Grow

Well, what a superb event the Vineyard & Winery Show was – well attended, well organised and with a buoyant, buzzy atmosphere.

It was heartening to see visitors so excited about the future and, while the topics under discussion were varied, one subject came up repeatedly – how the practise of leasing land is likely to become increasingly widespread in the sector.

 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

CLM Update – Winter 2021

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November 2021 – Rising Star

Meet one of CLM’s farm and environment consultants – Georgina Wallis……

 Article by Georgina Wallis Open PDF

November 2021 – Decision Vision

Decision Vision

An expression I’ve often used in my consultancy career is “If in doubt, do nowt”.

Faced with uncertainty, sometimes the right answer is to do nothing.  But for many farmers, at the moment, it is not the best approach.

 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

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