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Jul 20 2020

National Basic Payment Support Scheme 2020

Categories: AgricultureCOVID-19

To support farmers and crofters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced that a National Basic Payment Support Scheme 2020 (NBPSS20) will deliver the equivalent of 95% of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Greening monies to farmers as early as September this year. The scheme will give farmers access to vital financial more

Jul 13 2020

Registration is open for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Categories: COVID-19Food & DrinkLeisure

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the Eat Out to Help Out scheme during his Summer Economic Statement on 8 July. The scheme is intended to help food businesses by incentivising customers to eat at their restaurant or other “eat in” establishments by providing a discount which can then be claimed back from the government. Eligible businesses more

Jul 10 2020

Are you interested in diversifying your farming business?

Categories: Agriculture

With the nature of farming being unpredictable and often challenging, more farmers have considered diversifying their business. This could be in the form of renewable energy, holiday lets or even using farm waste to manufacture products. It’s important to consider how this will complement traditional farming practices, how the investment will be funded and the more

Jul 8 2020

Overview of announcements in the Summer Economic Statement

Categories: COVID-19LeisureTaxation

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his Summer Economic Statement earlier today which was focused on economic recovery following the impact of coronavirus. He began by explaining that this second phase will be a £30bn “plan for jobs”, covering three key areas – Support to find jobs, Create jobs and Protect jobs. Please note that whilst most more

Jun 30 2020

Change to Entrepreneurs’ Relief – things just got BADR

Categories: AgricultureCOVID-19

With the country’s attention focused on COVID-19, the change to Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) announced in the budget on 11 March has gone largely unnoticed. ER provided a reduced rate of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the sale of a business or interest in a business, with the normal rate of CGT being reduced from 20% more