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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...

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...

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...

Farm Expo Event 2020

An Acres Insurance Brokers Day Out- Trade stands, seminars, debates, and networking opportunities at Farm Expo in Kent   New kids on the block in the world of agricultural shows, Farm Expo, held their second annual event on Wednesday 4th March. Organised by the Kent County Agricultural Society,...

Don’t spend those unnecessary pennies

When running a farming business, it can often seem as though the money goes out faster than it is coming in, with a seemingly never-ending array of expenses and profits being dictated by the ever-unpredictable weather and market values. A lot of time can be...

The impact of claims and how a broker can support you

No-one likes paying insurance premiums, whether it is for your dog, car or farming business, but we all know that it is a vital cost. However, what everyone does not realise is that you as a farming business are in control of the cost of...

Fendt tractor on road with trees on either side near Acres Insurance head office

The Importance of Machinery Maintenance Records

Whilst the rain keeps falling and access to the land is limited for fear of getting well and truly stuck, it is inevitable that farmers up and down the country are using this time as a valuable opportunity to service and carry out repairs upon...