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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...

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...

Can I survive without BPS?

Berrys’ Partner and Business Consultant, William Tongue, gives his view on how to prepare for the end of the Basic Payment Scheme A client emailed recently, explained he was worrying about the future and asked, ‘Can I survive without BPS?’ Formulating an answer covers a lot of...

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...