Uncertain times…but not for farming?

Whilst our future relationship with Europe is uncertain, we are certain that the Basic Farm Payment will be gone in 6 years. To many this is a critical part of their farm income and replacing it will be a challenge. Whilst there will be a new environmental scheme to replace the Basic Payment Scheme, the […]

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by

Building Plot For Sale – North Cotswolds

Land at Ebrington

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer to the market 0.92 acres of land in the North Cotswold village of Ebrington with outline consent for 3 open market dwellings. The Outline consent (ref 18/00996/OUT) from Cotswold District Council approved a courtyard style layout of one 2 bed, one 3 bed and one 4 bed dwelling. The […]

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant

The second round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant is now open  for farmers in England. The Rural Payments Agency introduced the first round of its Small Grant Scheme under the Countryside Productivity programme last year with great success. The grant is part of the Rural Development Programme for England and gives grant funding towards […]

Posted on July 9th, 2019 by

SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – 2PM FRIDAY 24TH MAY 2019 AT TEWKESBURY TOWN HALL

SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – FRIDAY 24TH MAY 2019 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 24th May at the Tewkesbury Town Hall. […]

Posted on May 16th, 2019 by

How to be a Farmer and Park Keeper – The Pershore Conference 2019

Once again the team at Upton and Pershore NFU organised an excellent panel to discuss ‘How to be a Farmer and Park Keeper’ providing advice to the audience on making the best of opportunities to develop your rural business. The conference was attended by over 150 local farmers and rural professionals. The first speaker of […]

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by

Save the Date: The Pershore Conference 2019

Carver Knowles are delighted to be supporting the Pershore and Upton upon Severn Branch of the NFU at their annual conference in the New Year. The Pershore Conference will be held at its usual venue at Pershore College on Thursday 24th January 2019.   As ever, NFU group secretary, Ray Foster-Morrison, has organised what promises […]

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by

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

Getting it right – Letting to a farm worker

Many farmers provide accommodation for workers, especially when they are required to be close to livestock. However there are some serious pitfalls to not following the correct procedure when granting tenancies to agricultural workers. If the correct procedure is not followed then you could be granting your worker the right to stay in the property […]

Posted on October 26th, 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