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Acres provides Hospital staff with homecooked meals

150 nutritious meals donated to Kettering General Hospital staff, made with British produce! Acres Insurance Brokers,  national farm insurance specialist at Brigstock, Northamptonshire HQ, donates 150 meals to support local NHS Wanting to do something to help during this ‘stay home - stay safe’ time is an...

Challenging Times: How Acres can be an asset

We have lost count of how many times we have said, “Speak to your insurance broker to ensure that you are covered” when giving insurance advice. Buying a new tractor? Speak to you broker. Diversifying? Speak to your broker. Looking to avoid paying higher premiums...

Update: Coronavirus government support for agriculture and rural businesses

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to a raft of new schemes and legislation to support individuals and businesses through a challenging period.   Last week we explained the relevance of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to farming businesses. However, the pandemic...

Keeping Children Safe on the Farm

This week is Family Safety Week (#FSW) and with schools closed and hospitals preparing for or admitting Coronavirus patients, the RoSPA have changed their theme for the week to the ‘Accident Free, Avoid A & E’ campaign. With schools closed and many farms suddenly becoming busy,...

Coronavirus government support for agriculture and rural businesses

Over the past few days, the government has brought in an unprecedented number of measures. Many of these measures have the intent of keeping businesses afloat whilst allowing people to follow the government advice of staying at home. Farming has been largely ‘business as usual’ and...

Could you help with harvest this year?

Hotels to harvest, fine dining to fieldwork, bar work to berries – Why staff laid off from the hospitality industries are being encouraged to help with this year’s harvest Like every other part of society, farming is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many farming...

Business Interruption insurance won’t cover for Coronavirus…

Rural businesses urged to take all necessary precautions due to lack of insurance cover for Coronavirus outbreak Farmers and rural businesses are being urged to take all necessary precautions and minimise risks of interruption to business operations, as they will not be covered for any closure...

Budget 2020: A first glance at its impact on farming

Budget 2020: A first glance at its impact on farming If you listened carefully this afternoon, you would have heard a collective sigh of relief across the countryside in Great Britain as Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that red diesel tax relief will be abolished, but not...

Is your tractor insurance realistic?

Insuring your existing fleet or your latest bit of kit should be easy. You would think that you just choose between comprehensive cover or third party fire and theft and put a realistic value on the machine. Historically this would have been the case, when farms...

Women in Farming | International Women’s Day

Ask someone to describe a farmer and we would wager good money that the description would include wellies, a checked shirt and them being a ‘he’. On the first International Women’s Day of the 2020s, we at Acres Insurance Brokers wanted to find out whether...