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Planning application fee increase

Regulations will come into force on 17 January 2018 that will increase planning application fees by 20% from that date. The fee payable for full planning applications for single dwellings will increase...

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Extended deadline for RDPE Growth Programme grants

The RDPE Growth Programme offers grant funding for a range projects including farm diversification into non-agricultural activities.  Read the piece that we wrote last year about the programme.  The original January deadline...

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When not to go to court

“When two or more people fall out with each other to the point where there is a dispute that can only be resolved by someone else deciding the answer, the first...

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Planning permission for farmhouse in National Park

Acorn Rural Property Consultants has successfully secured full planning permission for a farmhouse in the Exmoor National Park.   After the authority’s planning committee resolved at their June meeting to approve the...

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New tax case allows IHT relief for livery business

“Agricultural and other rural trading businesses qualify for either agricultural or business property relief from inheritance tax but, for many years, the established position has been that livery yards do not...

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More grant funding for rural businesses

“As part of a planned investment of £3.5 billion into the rural economy, Defra has announced a £200 million round of grant funding to support rural businesses investing in new equipment;...

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