Scholarship Opportunity to New Zealand

The Rich Wigram Farm Scholarship is currently open for applications for scholarships to travel to New Zealand in July 2019 to work in the dairy industry for a year. In this blog Mike Cluley gives a bit of a low down on the history of the scholarship, what it can offer and why he would […]

Posted on November 9th, 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

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

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

What do we know about farm subsidies post Brexit?

The Agriculture Bill was published last week and now gives a clear idea of what the post Brexit policy will be in regards to the future subsidy regime and environmental schemes. In summary the Basic Payment will be phased out completely by 2028 and will be subject to reductions in payments in the interim periods. […]

Posted on September 17th, 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

A great evening supporting RABI’s charity farm walk

Carver Knowles were delighted to support the South Central region of The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.) at their charity farm walk on Friday 6th July 2018. The farm walk was held at Guiting Manor Farms Ltd in the Cotswolds.   There were around 100 people in attendance for the farm tour which took us […]

Posted on July 9th, 2018 by

SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – 2PM FRIDAY 25TH MAY 2018 AT TEWKESBURY TOWN HALL

SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – FRIDAY 25TH MAY 2018 at 2PM   On behalf of the Tewkesbury Town Council we are delighted to announce the details for the annual hay auction for the Severn Ham .   This year’s auction which will take place at 2pm on Friday 25th May at the Tewkesbury Town Hall. […]

Posted on May 15th, 2018 by

New Countryside Stewardship Evening

Carver Knowles and Green Farm Seeds are hosting an evening on the New Countryside Stewardship Scheme Venue: Pardon Hill Farm, Prescott, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 9RD Date: Thursday 12th April at 5.30pm – 7.00pm The evening is aimed at farmers and landowners with Environmental Stewardship (ELS and HLS) agreements that are coming to an end in 2018 or […]

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by

Farming Rules for Water

On the 2nd April the new DEFRA requirements “Farming Rules for Water” will be introduced. These are supported by legislation in the form of The Reduction and Prevention of Agricultural Pollution (England) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/151). This comes from the EU Water Framework Directive which seeks to “set a baseline of good practice across the […]

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by