Posts Tagged: Agricultural Solicitors Strathaven

Figures Reveal Rise in Agricultural Rent Prices

Recent figures from Scotland’s Chief Statistician have revealed a 13% rise in the average cost of renting agricultural land from 2012 to 2013. The latest figures on Tenanted Agricultural Land in Scotland show that average rent for land was £38 per hectare in 2013, compared to £33 per hectare the previous year. Average rent for… Read more »

Land tenancy draft order published

Draft legislation aimed at correcting a legal issue in land tenancy law has been published by the Scottish Government. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 had to be amended, because one subsection breached the rights of landlords under the European Convention on Human Rights. This related to… Read more »

Rise in farm payment euro rate

The exchange rate to be used for the 2013 Single Farm Payment Scheme has gone up. The rate has been set at of €1 = £0.83605 by the European Central Bank, a rise of almost 5% compared to last year. The decision affects about 16,000 Scottish famers who receive their Single Farm Payments (SFP) in… Read more »

Agriculture red tape to be removed

The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has called for views on how the government can make regulation less burdensome for businesses and others in agriculture, animal health and welfare, plant health and forestry. This is the latest group of regulations to be reviewed under the government’s Red Tape Challenge, which was launched in April 2011 to… Read more »