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TFA Blog #18 – Shaky Start for New Trade and Agriculture Commission
14th Sep

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 28 August 2020. It is good that the Government has at last accepted the need to address ...

TFA Blog #17 – Free Family Farm Business Support Worth £2000 Available Through The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme
8th Sep

2020

The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s highly successful initiative, The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme (RFRP), is open for family farm businesses from across the UK to sign up. Offering free one-to-one business skills and ...

TFA Blog #16 – More Farming Businesses to be Caught Under HMRC’s MTD Extension
1st Sep

2020

Making Tax Digital changes – are you complying? The new Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules mean you will have to file your VAT returns using digital links direct from your accounting software or spreadsheet to HMRC’s system. Members ...

TFA Blog #15 – TFA Plus – Deepening the Role of TFA
1st Sep

2020

Since the beginning of 2020, the TFA has extended how it supports its members. Already, when members need more than advice, the TFA offers the opportunity of using one of our hand-picked Recommended Professionals – be that a ...

TFA Rent Survey – Has Your Ability to Pay Your Farm Rent Been Impacted by Covid-19 Control Measures?
11th Aug

2020

A significant number of farm businesses have been acutely impacted by the measures taken by the Government to control the spread of Covid-19. The loss of the hospitality and foodservice market was a massive blow to those involved in ...

TFA Blog #12: Pause for Thought – Don’t Take Farm Safety for Granted
20th Jul

2020

We are all guilty for taking our safety for granted when working on farm. Perhaps it is because as an industry our work life and home life often blur into one, but we absolutely must take steps to be better. In 2018, agriculture had ...

TFA Blog #10 – What Will the House of Lords Make of the Agriculture Bill?
30th Jun

2020

  This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 26 June 2020. It has been over 45 years since the UK has been able to determine ...

TFA Blog #9 – Time to Plan for Autumn Rent Reviews
9th Jun

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The East Anglia Daily Times, published on 30 May 2020. Leaving aside the impact of Covid-19, 2020 was already going to be a difficult year for ...

TFA Blog #08 – MPs Fail to Deliver Safeguards for Food Standards in Trade
1st Jun

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 26 May 2020.   I have spent nearly 30 years lobbying Governments of various ...

TFA Blog – #07 – Food Retailers Need to Be Sure of Their Moral Compass for Such a Time As This
11th May

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 30 April 2020.   In what seems like a blink of an eye, a threat so small that is to ...