Adkin surveyors attend the RABI dinner

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.

Photo by Melissa, Polo Images



Farming and Property Bulletin – May 2018

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.

May 2018


The Worshipful Company of Farmers Agricultural Lecture & Dinner 2018

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.

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 website or at: with the key changes being:

April 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 at 4.30pm
at the Loyd Lindsay Rooms, Ardington, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8PS

RSVP to: Katie Day
Tel: (01235) 862888

BPS & CSS Seminar – April 2018

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, Katie is responsible for a wide range of compliance, health & safety and office management tasks.


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 expedite operators reaching such targets.

The Digital Economy Act 2017

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 Honours Degree from King’s College London and graduated from the Royal Agricultural University in 2016 with a MSc in Rural Estate Management

Jack graduated from Harper Adams University in 2016 with an Honours Degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management.  Prior to graduation Jack spent a year working in a livestock market based on Exmoor where he was involved in a variety of professional work in addition to market work.  He then took a year out after after graduating to work hands on in a range of agricultural disciplines and to travel.

Rosa previously worked for a leading national firm of Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors in Berkshire.  She graduated from the Royal Agricultural University in 2012 with an Honours degree in Agricultural Land Management.