Posts By: Julie Burton

Charitable Donations

This month Adkin have donated £1000 to each of their chosen charities, Riding for the Disabled and The Earth Trust. Riding for the Disabled use horses and ponies to provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK.  Their network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving,… Read more »

Changes for 1986 Act Tenancies

Julian Sayers in his capacity as Chairman of the Tenancy Reform Industry Group is pleased to report that in the final days of the last Parliament a number of changes to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 were enacted having been promoted by the Group via Defra for some considerable time. In summary the changes are… Read more »

All Change with BPS!

All Change with BPS! The European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has confirmed that Member States may choose to extend the BPS 2015 submission deadline to Monday 15th June. Whilst this is optional, DEFRA has confirmed that England will use this extension. In addition to the extension, DEFRA have agreed to make paper forms available for completion… Read more »

54th Annual Sale of Hay, Straw and Haylage Report

REPORT ON ANNUAL AUCTION SALE OF HAY AND STRAW  The Adkin Annual Sale of Hay & Straw held at Ardington, Oxfordshire on Tuesday 13th January 2015 saw a good company of buyers from across the country.  Having received poor clearance rates from other fodder auctions the trade could best be described as a curate’s egg. … Read more »

RPA Confirms Entitlement Values for 2014

The RPA has confirmed the entitlement values for SPS 2014. They are:- €251.38 – non-SDA €201.32 – SDA non-moorland €35.26 – SDA moorland Further information is available on the GOV.UK website. It is expected that claim statements should start to be made available from mid-December and entitlements statements from January 2015.