I am very pleased to introduce the Summer edition of our Agricultural Journal which includes a wide range of topics that I hope you will find to be interesting, relevant and helpful.
We are circulating this edition to you at a time when the whole country finds itself in an unprecedented situation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have all been forced into a different way of living and working to accommodate the very necessary requirements of social distancing.
What has always struck me about the farming community is its resilience. It was clear from the outset that the agriculture and food sector would be essential during lockdown and it was vital for the industry to remain fully functional to ensure that people had access to food. The farming community put the necessary precautionary measures in place to allow them to continue, whilst minimising the risk of spreading the virus further.
In this issue we have articles from all of the agricultural team, which include advice and tips to keep your business safe from fraudsters, snippets from some events we attended before lockdown, a reminder in relation to Annual Investment Allowances, details of changes to the reporting requirements of UK residential property sales along with an article detailing three valuable tax reliefs. In addition, as there have been a large number of helpful support schemes launched by the government, we have highlighted some of these in this issue.
However, we are actively monitoring events and announcements as they unfold with up to date information on all schemes available on our website which can be accessed via the following link:
I hope you enjoy reading this expanded version of our Agricultural Journal.