Posts Categorized: Legislation

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 »

Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (England & Wales)

When a tenant owes a landlord rent the landlord has the right to seize tenant’s goods to recover the debt which falls under the common law of distress.  However, from 6th April 2014 the old common law will be abolished and a new regime of Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) will be introduced in England… Read more »

CAP Reform Seminar – 28th November 2013

On the 28th November Adkin held a successful seminar on the subject of CAP Reform. Speakers from Natural England and the Farming Advice Service joined Sarah True to provide an update as to the current position with regard to the Basic Payment Scheme, the New Environmental Land Management Scheme and Cross-Compliance. The seminar was well… Read more »

CAP Reform

CAP REFORM  The CAP regulation package has been agreed to take effect from 1st January 2014 with the new direct payment regime starting from 1st January 2015. The current Single Payment regime therefore remains for 2014 with transitional rules to be put in place. DEFRA have now published the long awaited consultation on the implementation… Read more »

Abolition of the Agricultural Wages Order

There are key issues employers need to be aware of when the Agricultural Wages Order ceased to exist on 1st October but for all queries please seek independent legal advice.  In summary these are as follows: You cannot just start paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) from 1st October to existing workers – employees will… Read more »

Deadline to Register Agricultural Waste Exemptions!

Farmers and landowners have until the end of September to ensure they are handling waste correctly as new rules come into force. Most farmers registered their current Agricultural Waste Exemptions before 2010, when the latest regulations came into force. They expire at the end of this month and old exemptions have been replaced by a… Read more »