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Farming Talk with Mike Taylor

16th NovemberPosted by Louise Taylor

Last Wednesday, just before lockdown, I went to see some clients in Suffolk, not my usual stomping ground, but like a bad penny, I occasionally crop up in some unusual places.

Suffolk is rather different to Shropshire. For a start it has a coastline and with this a major port. Felixstowe is a massive container port handling half of the UK’s container traffic and just at the moment it is particularly visible with two massive towers for the construction of off-shore wind turbines....

Annabel Fearnall discusses buoyancy in the property market

2nd OctoberPosted by Louise Taylor

Read Annabel's article in this week's Farmers Guardian where she talks about the current property market.

 

Interesting article in FarmBusiness online magazine

9th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

Louise was delighted to be asked to contibute an article for the Farm Business online magazine.  Read the full article here https://bit.ly/2yGgmt2

COVID-19 and farming - worrying times.

24th AprilPosted by Louise Taylor

Read Senior Partner, Mike Taylor's, article in today's Farmers Guardian where he discusses the effect of lockdown on farming.

Successful Succession

9th MarchPosted by Louise Taylor

Louise Taylor writes in the March/April edition of the RICS Land Journal on using a mediation approach to facilitating successful succession planning for farming families.

Farming Talk with Louise Taylor

6th FebruaryPosted by Louise Taylor

Industry Must Embrace More Techniques To Cut Emissions 

We’ve now seen the end of January and although I had hoped that 2019 might embrace a rather more leisurely pace, it seems intent on forging ahead at the break-neck speed with which 2018 departed.  The news, however, has changed little in the last few weeks with a daily focus on Brexit and the huge challenges faced by Government. My attention turns to Michael Grove’s Clean Air Strategy due to be published in the next couple of...

Ammonia and Change Management

1st FebruaryPosted by Louise Taylor

Clean air will come at a cost

It is nearly the end of January and although I had hoped that 2019 might embrace a rather more leisurely pace, it seems intent on forging ahead at the break-neck speed with which 2018 departed.  The news, however, has changed little in the last few weeks (and months), with a daily focus on Brexit and the huge challenges faced by Government. Whilst it might seem that the whole of Westminster is singularly fixated on this one, albeit extremely important,...

Moving forward with succession

4th OctoberPosted by Louise Taylor

Families can be complicated. Not always, but often and particularly where there is a family business involved. In such cases it is not unusual for the bulk of the family wealth to be generated by the family business, say widget production, and often families are able to draw down profit from the business to invest elsewhere. The offspring that want to make widgets do so, those that don’t are allocated other assets.  BINGO! Both succession and inheritance issues sorted. Easy.

Then...

Property market sees a flurry of activity

4th OctoberPosted by Louise Taylor

If I had started to write this article last week, as I probably should have done, I would have been saying that the rural property market remains fairly steady, with some residential property sitting on the books for a while before finding the right buyer.  In some ways this is still true but the last ten days have seen a real flurry of activity with viewings booked all over the weekend and this week starting in the same vein.  So what has changed? 

The properties are still the same,...

The secret to succession planning

4th OctoberPosted by Louise Taylor

Is the sale of land and farms the secret to succession planning?

The market for land and farms remains fairly buoyant in the West Midlands with strong competition for any reasonably sized blocks of land, either with or without buildings or farmsteads.  Traditionally we find that selling land, or any asset for that matter, goes against the grain for most farmers, particularly where farms have been in family ownership for generations and there is an imbedded desire to protect the land...

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