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Aug 30 2023

An incredible summer of Agri shows!

Categories: Agriculture

The summer agricultural show season this year has been fantastic, and a real celebration of the best of Scottish farming. Come rain or shine, our EQ Agriculture team enjoyed meeting with clients and contacts at agricultural shows across Scotland over the summer. Head of EQ Agriculture, Mark Smeaton, commented, “It seems that each summer the shows get more

May 4 2023

Basis period reform: what does it mean for your farming business?

Categories: AgricultureTaxation

From 6 April 2023, HMRC implemented reforms to the basis period method of assessment which will affect all sole traders, partnerships and LLPs that currently do not prepare their annual accounts to a year ending between 31 March and 5 April. The previous basis period rules Under the previous rules, all unincorporated businesses were assessed more

Apr 25 2023

Our agricultural event calendar for 2023!

Categories: Agriculture

As well as visiting clients on their farms to deal with their service requirements, our EQ Agriculture team have a packed calendar supporting various sector events over the course of the year. If you are going to any of the upcoming shows that we’re attending and/or exhibiting at, please come say hello to our EQ more

Jan 13 2023

Can you offer more from your Farm Stays?

Categories: AgricultureLeisure

Farm stays have become more popular over the past few years, and with the appeal and continued growth of staycations, it’s a great way to generate additional revenue. However, it is important that when you’re offering farm stays to know who your target market is. Are you looking to attract families or couples for a more

Jan 4 2023

Points to consider in order to make your farm retail business a success

Categories: Agriculture

With demand for agritourism steadily increasing among the public, this presents a unique opportunity to farmers across Scotland to engage with an exciting and growing market. It can allow many farms to diversify their income streams potentially proving key in aiding succession to younger generations. Whilst agritourism takes many forms from holiday stays, farm tours more

Aug 31 2022

Take part in a consultation on the Agriculture Bill

Categories: Agriculture

The Scottish Government is asking for opinions on food production, fair income for farmers and protecting biodiversity for the new Agriculture Bill. The results from this consultation will enable tailored provisions and support to future social, economic, and environmental changes, challenges and opportunities. This consultation is split into 6 parts, reflecting the proposals that are considered for more

Jul 1 2022

2022 Scottish Agritourism Growth Tracker

Categories: AgricultureLeisure

Scotland’s farms, crofts and estates are being asked to take part in an annual census to help build a better understanding of what support is required to grow the country’s burgeoning agritourism sector. The Scottish Agritourism Growth Tracker, undertaken by VisitScotland in partnership with Scottish Agritourism, looks to establish the size and scale of the more

May 24 2022

Land Diversification

Categories: Agriculture

With continuing farm subsidy uncertainties and rising input costs, farmers are now assessing the viability of land diversification and in particular the use of trees and woodland within their boundaries. Timber production can be a valuable source of income and it can also help reduce costs and provide a more certain and structured revenue stream more