Adkin are proud to support three charities for the 2017/18 financial year. The three staff elected charities are as follows:
• CLIC Sargent cancer support for the young
• Pennyhooks Farm Trust, supporting people with Autism in a farm environment
• Yellow submarine, supporting people with learning disabilities to live their lives to the full
Last month our Adkin surveyors attended the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) Oxfordshire committee’s 10th Annual black-tie dinner held in in the Great Hall at Christ Church College.
The event included a Church service followed by dinner, auctions and a speech from guest speaker Lydia Slack, a former UN intern and model. The evening successfully raised £8000 for the RABI charity.
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The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 came into effect on 26th June 2017 and now apply throughout the UK meaning farmers buying and selling land need to be prepared for increased security checks during these transactions. The Regulations have resulted in a tighter regime of identity checking for property transactions to reduce the potential opportunities for criminal organisations to fund terrorist activity or launder money.
The lecture this year took place on Wednesday 11th April in the stylish surroundings of the Plaisterers’ Hall at One London Wall, London and was hosted by Julian Sayers in his capacity as Master.
The speakers were Ross Murray and David Christensen and the topic, in line with the Master’s theme for his year, could not be better timed or more important – The Post-Brexit Future for Land Tenure and Occupation.
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 website or at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/697011/BPS_2018_scheme_rules_v4.0.pdf with the key changes being:
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.
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 at 4.30pm
at the Loyd Lindsay Rooms, Ardington, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8PS
RSVP to: Katie Day
Tel: (01235) 862888
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, Katie is responsible for a wide range of compliance, health & safety and office management tasks.
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 expedite operators reaching such targets.