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    How to create alternative streams of income from biodiversity net gain

    Alongside carbon capture and regenerative farming, Biodiversity Net Gain is becoming a buzz word for how farmers can use their natural capital to create alternate income streams in the absence of BPS payments. Sam Paske, Managing Director of Integrated Land Management, explains what Biodiversity Net...

    Young and seasonal drivers

    Many farm businesses recruit seasonal harvest workers who are under the age of 25. When recruiting young workers who will be responsible for driving tractors and other farm vehicles, it is important to be aware of age restrictions and any limitations on your insurance. The first...

    Why your farm business needs a Mobile Phone Policy?

    The government is looking to tighten up the law regarding mobile phone use when driving. Currently, it is only an offence to be using a hand-held device when performing a function which involves ‘interactive communication’. When the changes take place (this year), a driver holding,...

    Minimising claims and down time during silage season

    The silage season is often high-pressure, fast-moving and with long hours. With working conditions like these, accidents may seem inevitable. Whilst your insurer will usually pay out for these accidents, the cost of having the entire team standing by whilst the mower is out of...

    Why careful consideration of liability indemnity limits is of key importance

    We, at Acres, often have the conversation about public liability cover when we deal with our agricultural clients and their residential properties. We recommend that they consider increased indemnity limits for public, product and employer’s liabilities from the standard ‘off the peg’ limits available for...

    Do your sums insured reflect the recent increase in lamb values?

    Producers selling lambs and ewes in the run up to Brexit amid fears of decreasing values, wet weather making finishing lambs a challenge and limited imports have all contributed to the value of lamb being some of the highest they have ever been.   Therefore, we recommend...

    Why Use an Insurance Broker?

    We often get asked what the benefits are of using an insurance broker. The misconception is often that it is a more costly way of getting the insurance you need, due to there being a middle man involved in the process. However, this is not...

    Changes to electrical safety inspections for residential landlords

    From April 1st 2021, new laws mean that all existing residential rental properties will need an electrical safety inspection (EICR) every 5 years. The EICR highlights any urgent work which must be carried out to ensure the property is safe. Previously, since June 2020, only new...

    Budget 2021 and its implications for farming businesses

    It’s been a week since the Budget 2021 announcement and, now the dust has settled, Acre’s Sarah Attwood summarises what the implications are for farming businesses.   130% first-year capital allowance on qualifying new plant and machinery assets from 1st April 2021 until 31st March 2023, which...