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Media Release – MR18/24 – Rural Landlords Are Falling Short on Security of Tenure
16th Jul

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has reacted with disappointment, to newly released figures showing that rural landlords in England and Wales are failing to provide adequate security to farm tenants taking on new Farm Business ...

Media Release – MR18/23 – GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW SPECIAL DEBATE: PREPARING TENANT FARMERS FOR THE POST BREXIT ERA
4th Jul

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is joining forces with leading North-East land agents, George F White to host a special farm tenancy debate on the TFA stand at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.   Robyn Peat and ...

Media Release – MR18/22 – URGENT CLARITY NEEDED FROM RPA ON BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
20th Jun

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is calling for urgent clarity from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) about when it will make final payments to farmers awaiting outstanding balances under the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme. This call ...

Media Release – MR18/21 – INHERITANCE TAX RELIEF MUST TARGET LONGER FARM TENANCIES
5th Jun

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association has called for a radical change in the operation of Agricultural Property Relief (APR) in its response to the call for evidence issued by the Office for Tax Simplification for its Inheritance Tax review. ...

Media Release – MR18/20 – POST BREXIT FARM POLICY MUST CENTRE ON ACTIVE FARMERS
23rd May

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) of England and Wales has said that in designing new, post-Brexit policy frameworks for agriculture and the rural environment, active farmers must be the focus of any new schemes. The TFA defines ...

Media Release – MR18/19 – Reform in Food Supply Chains is the Key to Health and Harmony Success
8th May

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has submitted its response to the DEFRA Health and Harmony consultation, and challenged the Government to understand its responsibility to deliver a new deal for farmers within the supply chain. TFA ...

Media Release – MR18/18 – LEARN FROM THE PAST FOR NEW AGRI ENVIRONMENT MEASURES
1st May

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is encouraging DEFRA to return to the principles of the Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) scheme when developing new agri-environment policy for the post Brexit era. DEFRA’s “Health and ...

Media Release – MR18/17 – ASDA/SAINSBURY’S MERGER MUST TRIGGER ADJUDICATOR RETHINK
1st May

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is calling for the Government to rethink its refusal to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) in light of the proposed merger between Asda and Sainsbury’s. Unfair practices ...

TFA Media Release MR18/16 – Difficult start to the year for farmers cannot be ignored
23rd Apr

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is warning that the difficult start to the year experienced by many farmers throughout the country will continue to impact on farm businesses for the remainder of the year. TFA Chief Executive, ...

Media Release – MR18/15 – Government Must Not Leave Tenant Farming as the “Cinderella Sector“
18th Apr

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is seeking assurances from Government that the farmers represented by the TFA will not be left behind as the Government develops new farming and environmental policies for the post Brexit era. ...

TFA Media Release 18/14 TFA CYMRU – WE CAN WORK WITH CABINET SECRETARY’S VISION FOR WELSH AGRICULTURE
28th Mar

2018

TFA Cymru, The Tenant Farmers Association in Wales, has welcomed the principles for future farm policy in Wales set out by the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM. TFA Chief Executive George ...

TFA Media Release MR18/13 – NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR FARM RENT REVIEW HIKES
21st Mar

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is applauding the decision by the majority of its members’ landlords to abstain from rent hikes in the normal round of spring farm rent reviews. Despite this generally favourable position, the ...

TFA Media Release MR18/11 – GOVERNMENT MUST NOT TAKE A PIECEMEAL APPROACH TO FUTURE FARM POLICY
8th Mar

2018

Government must not take a piecemeal approach to FUTURE farm policy The Tenant Farmers Association’s National Chairman James Gray has stressed the importance of Government seeing the bigger picture in the development of post Brexit ...