Alex Robinson Archive

If only Ronseal produced licence agreements

“It does what it says on the tin”, was, when first unveiled, a welcome departure from the usual overblown product claims. What made the campaign successful was the unambiguous labelling which conveyed a succinct message. If only agreements regulating the occupation of land were equally clear; unfortunately just because an agreement is labelled a licence, does not mean it is.

BREXIT: Farms and estates

Agriculture is one of the largest beneficiaries of EU funding in the UK (56.6% in 2014 according to the 2014 EU Financial Report). A concern for most farmers will be the future of the financial support, currently provided by the CAP, in a post-EU world.

Farmer’s compensation claims for losses caused by the pumping of floodwaters onto their land has been clarified

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has clarified the circumstances in which a local authority will be liable to pay compensation to farmers for crop losses caused by floodwater being pumped onto their land and away from villages. The clarification will be of particular importance to farmers in the north of England following the recent severe floods

Grazing agreements for horses

Allowing horse owners to graze their animals on your land can be one way of securing an income on underutilised pasture. Although many such arrangements are organised on a casual basis, it is worth considering whether a more formal approach would be more appropriate, not least to ensure that you do not inadvertently give rise to a tenancy which will affect your control over the land and prevent you from claiming BPS.
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