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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...

Converting buildings for commercial use

Having a diversified income stream is a vital way for many farming businesses to ensure a positive cashflow and to weather any storms such as reduced yields or changes in markets. One way that some farming businesses are diversifying is by converting old farm buildings,...

Choosing an insurer

I’m looking to change my farm insurance. How do I chose the right insurance provider for my farming business?   Ask in any Facebook group or on any forum for recommendations for a farm insurer and you are sure to get positive and negative feedback about all...

Snowy UK

To snowplough or not to snowplough?

Here is the insurance perspective on whether or not you should offer your services to clear roads and commercial properties when it snows.   We have been fortunate/unfortunate (delete as you see fit) to see heavy snow across many parts of the country over the past few...

Getting liability insurance right could avoid catastrophe

Simple, low-cost solution avoids concerns over inadequate cover amid escalating court awards The consequences of receiving a liability claim that exceeds your insurance policy indemnity limit could be catastrophic, warns farming and rural insurance advisor Acres Insurance Brokers, amid escalating personal injury awards over the last...

Is this the path to sustainable farming?

On Monday, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs reveals their ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’, setting out the planned changes to agricultural policy in England from 1st January 2021 and what it will mean for farmers and land managers. Certain aspects of the proposal have...

Damage to property by vehicles – Where you stand

It’s the time of year when, despite the heavy rainfall and standing water on the fields, inevitably a car, van or lorry driver will manage to get stuck, usually somewhere where they shouldn’t have been in the first place. Other people’s vehicles getting stuck can cause...