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32 REAL OPPORTUNITY TO BE FRONT AND CENTRE What will this year bring to the rural sector post-Brexit? Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors

33 GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES

The Agriculture Act represents a significant policy change for the industry, introducing a raft of new schemes focusing on the environment, investment and farm profitability. Hobbs Parker Property Consultants LLP

34 BREXIT IMPACTS THREE ELEMENTS

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Things will change materially for the industry: we focus on three elements, financial planning, funding and tax. Chavereys

IT’S ALL CHANGE Looking out from a shoot peg on a picturesque Kentish farm just before Christmas, the wind of change was most certainly in the air, along with the odd pheasant. Discovering my neighbouring gun was a senior government minister, I simply couldn’t resist asking at ‘elevenses’ if there was going to be a Brexit deal. No matter how any of us voted on 23 June 2016, none of us could have predicted the tumultuous journey to the point of us leaving the European

36 LEGAL BASICS TO BUILD A STRONG FUTURE How do you keep up with change and the legal challenges now posed? Gullands Solicitors

37 UPBEAT AND UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

Now we’ve had a few weeks to get our heads around it and we’ve put together our tender to be one of the pilot operators, we’re very optimistic. A G Recruitment

38 SIGH OF RELIEF

Many farmers breathed a sigh of relief when a last minute trade deal was agreed between the UK and the EU, avoiding the threat of tariffs and quotas on agricultural exports. Wyn Grant

39 DIVERSIFICATION WILL BRING ENHANCED INCOME

Diversification is hard work, and where capital is needed there is always the restriction of the lending sector. The Rural Planning Practice FEBRUARY 2021 | WWW.SOUTHEASTFARMER.NET

Union at midnight on 31 December. Mix in a global pandemic and a fiscal black hole, and it’s no wonder that some might still be scratching their heads in anticipation of the extent and pace of change that’s now inevitable. The Government has published its own outlook in The Path to Transition: An Agriculture Transition Plan (2021 to 2024). However, other than a commitment to maintain current level of overall funding for the duration of this Parliament, they can no more than the next man in anticipating changes in market

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South East Farmer February 2021  

BREXIT: It’s all change. Ten pages of expert opinion on the Brexit outlook. PENROSE CONTRACTING: A Sussex-based contractor’s response to the...

South East Farmer February 2021  

BREXIT: It’s all change. Ten pages of expert opinion on the Brexit outlook. PENROSE CONTRACTING: A Sussex-based contractor’s response to the...