Simon Alden elected as Senior Vice President of the CAAV

We are pleased to announce the election of Simon Alden as Senior Vice President of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).

 The CAAV is a specialist professional body representing, qualifying and briefing almost 3,000 members practising in a diverse range of agricultural and rural work throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  CAAV members are agricultural and rural valuers who provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside.  These can cover many topics, such as tenancy matters, sales and purchase of farms and land, planning and development, taxation, compulsory purchase of land and property, auctioneering, conservation issues and farming business advice.

Vacancy – Accounts Assistant

Due to retirement, we are looking for a new Accounts Assistant to help manage our client property accounts.
Based in our lovely office in the peaceful village of Ardington, near Wantage, you will work closely with the Client Account Manager and one other Accounts Assistant to ensure the accounting functions are run smoothly but also in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.  Whilst you will assist with all clients, your main focus will be to run the accounts for one large rural Estate in Oxfordshire.
Full or part-time considered.
For more details, and to apply, please click on one of the following links;
If you would like to talk to someone about the post before you submit an application, please call the office on (01235) 862888 and ask to speak to Nicola Cahill or Kerry-Holbrook Bull.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive – Pilot and Scheme Launch

The Sustainable Farming Incentive forms the baseline entry point for the new Environmental Land Management schemes (ELMS), and it will open in reduced form to all BPS applicants in 2022 (SFI2022) before the full scheme opens in 2024. In the meantime, DEFRA are running an SFI pilot to test different elements of the scheme.

For more information please see the attached article written by Sarah Payne. THE SUSTAINABLE FARMING INCENTIVE – article by SAP March 2021

Agency Review 2020/21

Adkin’s latest Agency Review looks at how the last 12 months have affected the various property/land markets and provides some thoughts on how things could be in the year ahead, both for us and the market in general.

Agency Review 20-21