News & Updates

What are the proposed changes to farm funding post-Brexit?

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary, Michael Gove, has spelled out how farming subsidies will be handled after Brexit – although crucial questions remain. Julie Liddle examines the salient issues.
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A guide to ‘permitted development rights’ on the farm

Permitted development rights allow you to carry out specific types of work without making a full planning application – but this does not mean you can do whatever you choose....
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Brexit shadows bring interesting times for professional farmers

While more details are coming forward about what the farming sector might look like post Brexit, much uncertainty remains. Director John Robson offers his thoughts on the opportunities and threats...

Eden District Council makes call for sites

Eden District Council is encouraging landowners to come forward with sites they may wish to promote for future housing and employment developments.

A guide to woodland and forestry grant funding

Robson & Liddle’s James Pyrah explains the grant funding available through forestry and woodland management schemes.
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A guide to selling or letting a farm at its best

The key to a successful farm sale or letting is to ensure it looks its best when people come to view it. Julie Liddle, director of Robson and Liddle, outlines...
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Aspiring surveyor Tomos returns to Robson & Liddle

Robson & Liddle has welcomed back one of its former student surveyors, this time with a permanent position.
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Jessica becomes our latest student surveyor

Robson & Liddle has recruited Jessica Heywood as its latest student surveyor. Jessica will be assist the team in its work with farmers and landowners across the North of England...

Dissolving a farming partnership – Getting the right valuation

There are many instances that may lead to the need to dissolve a farming partnership. John Robson looks at the key issues and resulting consideration of valuing the business and...

The benefits of registering your land

Those who have had unregistered land in the family for generations may wonder what the point is of registering it, but potential problems can crop up in future, especially if...
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Glamping on the farm – Is it your next diversification strategy?

More and more farmers are setting up so-called ‘glamping’ sites, but overcoming planning issues is essential to success. Rural chartered surveyor Julie Liddle discusses what must be done.
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How should farmers deal with new telecoms laws?

Confusion over the government’s new Digital Economy Act has been clarified. But farmers could still lose out financially unless they get to grips with the new system. Julie Liddle explains...