Planning to diversify? Have you considered Business Rates?

Diversification can be the ideal way of providing a new income stream to the farm business and making use of under utilised assets. Finance and planning permission are often top considerations for new projects but is the potential business rates liability being overlooked? Farmers are in a privileged position when it comes to rates, with […]

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by

Budget 2018: Good news for farmers?

Farm finance

Earlier this week, Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn 2018 budget, the last before Brexit.   It would seem there is some good news for those looking at significantly investing in their farm business. From the 1st January 2019, the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is being increased five times from £200,000 to £1,000,000 for a period […]

Posted on November 1st, 2018 by

**To Let** Former grain store with permission for B1 light industrial/employment use

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer to the rental market a former grain store which benefits from planning consent for B1 light industrial or employment uses. The terms of the letting are negotiable, with the owner being prepared to be flexible if the right occupant can be found. The building has only recently become vacant […]

Posted on October 12th, 2018 by

Carver Knowles gains Cyber Essentials Certification

Carver Knowles has underlined its commitment to security and data protection by achieving independent certification under the government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme. Our name now appears on the list of certified organisations with the IASME consortium: https://www.iasme.co.uk/certified-organisations/. Our certification is backed by The National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ. It aims to help organisations […]

Posted on October 4th, 2018 by

Ongoing success in overcoming Agricultural Occupancy Conditions

We have had a number of successes in both removing and regularising Agricultural Occupancy Conditions for many of our clients over the last 12 months via a number of different routes.   Agricultural Occupancy Conditions referred to as Ag Ties are onerous planning conditions that restrict who can occupy a dwelling and result in significant […]

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by

Have you applied for Small Business Rate Relief?

From the 1st April 2017, changes to Small Business Rate Relief have meant properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or less should be paying no business rates at all.   The emphasis is on the ratepayer to apply for the relief with only one application required that will last for the entire life of […]

Posted on September 19th, 2018 by

Wonderful weekend at Deerhurst Flower Festival

Carver Knowles were delighted to support the Deerhurst Flower Festival over the August bank holiday weekend. In celebration of our 20th year we have been supporting a range of local events and activities in our ’20 for 20’ mission.   The Deerhurst Flower Festival takes place every other year and sees The Priory Church of […]

Posted on August 28th, 2018 by

For Sale – Woodland and Pasture at Starveall Lane, Pamington

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale 38.91 acres of woodland and pasture at Starveall Lane, Pamington, Tewkesbury. The land is comprised of 26.73 acres of woodland and 12.18 acres of pasture. The woodland has great amenity potential with large rides and areas of open space. It was planted in the winter of 2003 […]

Posted on August 15th, 2018 by

Should I get planning before sale?

There are many opportunities to add value prior to any sale of rural property with obtaining planning permission being one of the most obvious. For rural properties with obvious planning potential, getting planning permission prior to offering the property to the market can widen the number of potential purchasers.   For barns in particular, potential […]

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by

Business Rates – what are they and why am I paying them?

Business rates as they are commonly referred to are actually called Non-Domestic Rates and therefore can apply to any property classed as non-domestic whether used privately or as part of a business. They are a form of local taxation which are collected by the local council to help pay for local services.   Your rating […]

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by