Yearly Archives: 2018

Farming and Property Bulletin – April 2018

BPS Reminders The BPS 2018 application window is now open and with the deadline coming up on the 15th May 2018 below are some key reminders. BPS 2018 Scheme Rules The RPA has published a further updated version of the BPS 2018 Scheme Rules guidance online. The updated guidance can be found on the GOV.uk… Read more »

Farming and Property Bulletin – March 2018

Countryside Stewardship Update CS Application Packs The January bulletin reported on the opening of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme application window and included information on the new ‘streamlined’ offers. The ‘Arable Offer’ is now available to apply for online. March 2018

Basic Payment Scheme & Countryside Stewardship Update Seminar

The RPA have announced various changes which will affect Basic Payment Scheme applications for 2018.  In addition, Natural England is now offering simplified Countryside Stewardship Agreements which aim to be more flexible and accessible. In light of these changes Adkin, in conjunction with Natural England will be holding a seminar on Thursday 12th April 2018… Read more »

New Member of Staff

Katie Day joined Adkin as Practice Manager in February 2018.  Katie’s background is Finance based, completing both AAT and a degree in International Accountancy part time, whilst working as a Management Accountant.  Katie brings a range of experience from her accountancy background, as well HR knowledge, event management and project planning skills.  Here at Adkin,… Read more »

The Digital Economy Act 2017 – a Landowner’s update

As the Government announces that high speed broadband should be a legal right to all business’ and consumers alike, the telecommunications infrastructure is under pressure to deliver across the board. Together with an increasing reliance on telecoms and the emergence of a new era of 5G, the Government has drafted and effected new policy to… Read more »

New Members of Staff

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of James Fergusson BA (Hons) MSc, Jack Louineau (BSc (Hons) and Rosa Noll BSc (Hons) to the expanding Adkin team. James has recently moved back to Oxfordshire after spending a year working for a leading Scottish firm of Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors in the Highlands.  James has an… Read more »

The Worshipful Company of Farmers Banquet

In his capacity as Master, Julian Sayers hosted The Worshipful Company of Farmers Annual Livery Banquet at The Stationers’ Hall in the City of London on Wednesday 17th January.  Julian gave an address followed by David Fursdon as the Guest Speaker with his wealth of experience as an estate owner and his wide ranging public… Read more »

Report on 2018 Auction Sale of Hay & Straw

The 57th Adkin Annual Sale of Hay & Straw is the first to be held in conjunction with Thimbleby & Shorland for the express purpose of maintaining this important service to the farming community.   The sale was held at Ardington, Oxfordshire on Tuesday 16th January 2018 and met with a lively trade.  As ever the… Read more »

Farming and Property Bulletin – January 2018

Countryside Stewardship Changes The Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) is due for a number of improvements ahead of the 2018 application period. These aim to make it easier for farmers to access the funding it offers. Streamline Packages Four ‘packages’ covering the most common farm type will be offered and will have a shorter application form… Read more »