ARA Newsletter Summer 2017

What will Brexit mean for Farming?


  • UK Agriculture could see a ‘Return to Growth’
  • CLA set out demarcation lines for UK food and farming
  • Calls for animal welfare Subsidies

Newsletter Summer 2017

HMRC Issuing Hefty fines to eBay and Amazon Traders


  • Smailes Goldie Group welcomes City of Culture celebrations through its doors with Art Exhibition
  • Smailes Goldie Group urges businesses to continue their plans for digital tax

ARA Newsletter Winter 2016

The 2016 basic payment scheme is set


  • Nearly £50 million claimed following farm fires in 2015
  • Farmers could cut tax

Agriculturegroup News Issue 2 2016

Consumers demand action for fairer food production


  • Farmland prices expected to fall following sharp drop in demand
  • Farm borrowing hits record high of £17.8 billion

ARA Newsletter Spring 2016

Farmers Can Now Apply for Government Funding


  • World’s first robot-run farm to open in Japan

Agriculturegroup News Issue 1 2016

NFU criticises RPA payments ‘fiasco’


  • Significant fall in farm incomes predicted for 2015/16
  • Improvements made to unpopular Countryside Stewardship Scheme

ARA Newsletter Autumn 2015

Arable Farmland Value Rises


  • Reducing red tape
  • Easier planning for farmers?

Newsletter Autumn 2015

Auto-enrolment fines are set to surge


  • We lend our support to grass root sports
  • Smailes Goldie rewards tomorrow’s talent

Agriculturegroup News Issue 2 2015

Tough times cause farms cash flow problems


  • ‘Drastic rethink’ needed on council-owned farms
  • Weak end-of-season fertiliser prices benefit buyers

ARA Newsletter Spring 2015

Basic Payment Scheme – Don’t miss the deadline!


  • Permitted Development Rights – A new income source?
  • Farm-based Ad and Hydropoer Schemes get the green light from UK lenders
  • Environment Secretary: Farming is key to Britain’s economy

Newsletter Spring 2015

Over 40% of businesses delay Auto-Enrolment


  • European VAT rules already impacting on firms
  • HMRC establishes safeguards to new debt recoveery powers
  • Skills shortage and red tape halt SME growth, survey finds

Agriculturegroup News Issue 1 2015

SPS claimants warned against fraudsters


  • Care needed when negotiating with mobile network operators
  • Farm incomes boosted by campsite bookings

Agriculturegroup News Issue 2 2014

Farmers’ earnings up 13%


  • Cuts to stewardship payments
  • Training funding in animal health and crop growing

Newsletter Summer 2014

Auto-enrolment is well on it’s way

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AIA Newsletter August 2014

Annual Investment Allowance – Potentially only £381,250 for March 2016 year ends

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ARA Newsletter Summer 2014

Long-term strategy needed for UK food security


  • Farming minister hits out at cap
  • Annual investment allowance doubled

Charities & Education Issue 1 2014

Regulators announce details of new SORP requirements


  • Charities warned to protect against cheque fraud
  • Academies slow to make use of new freedoms
  • HMRC’s paper on ‘charities for tax avoidance’

Agriculturegroup News Issue 1 2014

Single payment scheme – apply on line!


  • English farmland prices reach record high
  • New pesticide regulation – ‘costly’ failure to comply

ARA Newsletter Winter 2013/2014

Inheritance Tax Boost for Farming Families


  • Wheat Harvest Sets New Record
  • Think Long-Term on Tenancies, Says NFU Chief

Winter Newsletter 2013/2014

Employers need to be prepared for Auto-Enrolment


  • You’re no A-Loan on Finance
  • 2013… A Year to Remember
  • National Insurance Cut Countdown