Welcome to our 2022 Land & Rural Review in which we aim to provide practical guidance and insight to support land and rural businesses through challenging and continually changing business conditions.
Just as we get used to living with Covid-19 and return to more familiar working and living conditions, the war in Ukraine and increasing inflation threaten ongoing business recovery.
These are complicated issues and too difficult to find solutions for in our annual publication, and so whilst acknowledging the difficulties being faced, we hope that our topics in this edition are interesting, of relevance and practical.
- Ross Macleod, Head of Policy (Scotland) at The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) discusses natural capital and the issues for Scottish farmers. Read more.
- Technology is being embraced by more and more farming practices. We speak to both Cobrey Farms and the Small Robot Company who utilise robots to improve their productivity and deliver environmental benefits. Read more.
- We examine development land and multiple ownership, considering some of the options and implications for owners thinking of going down this route. Read more.
- Optimising your business structure can provide a solid foundation to help build success. We explore the various structures available to land and rural businesses. Read more.
- Many clients are getting in touch regarding Family Investment Companies (FICs). Our article provides an overview of what they are, and how they can be used as an alternative to a traditional trust structure. Read more.
Partner and Head of Land and Rural Practice Group