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HS2 - Leaseholders beware!

Last year, a legislative amendment designed to solve an anomaly whereby tenants with unprotected, or minor, tenancies receive less ‘disturbance’ compensation under a CPO than either licensees or tenants with protected tenancies has, for HS2 compensation claimants, ended up creating a two-tier compensation system.

How will HS2 affect your farm?

Many farmers with land inside the safeguarded area of HS2 may not have noticed a great deal of activity over the past 12 months but HS2 Limited has been quietly getting on with progressing the route in spite of a number of very public difficulties.

The HS2 (London – West Midlands) Act 2017

For the thousands of landowners, businesses and individuals up and down the country who are adversely affected by HS2, and for those who are generally opposed to the project, Royal Assent of the HS2 hybrid bill will be a bitter blow. The battle to stop it is lost. However, there may be a sense of relief that, finally, we have certainty.

Developing the agricultural landscape post Brexit

Amid the differences of opinion in the cabinet over how Brexit should be executed, our agricultural and environmental institutions are manoeuvring to secure a future for British farming which is progressive, profitable and competitive, and which importantly safeguards our environment.

HS2 announces development partner

On the 9th February HS2 Ltd announced the appointment of its development partner and engineering and environment consultants for Phase 2b (the sections between Crewe and Manchester and between the West Midlands and Leeds) as CH2M, the same company appointed for Phase 1.

Seasonal Agriculture Workers Needed: Apply Within

Since SAWS was terminated in 2013, the NFU has expressed serious concerns about a potential shortage of labour available for agricultural and horticultural businesses. Whilst the harvest in 2014 was little affected, the impact four years down the line is potentially catastrophic.
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