2017 Annual Report

Post BREXIT World

Where exactly do Food and Farming feature in the Government’s strategy for industry post-Brexit? How much are they val…

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Brachers’ Independent Legal Perspective

Working in farming and the rural sector presents challenges and opportunities in equal measures, with our clients having…

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Foreword from Carolyn Fairbairn

Productivity remains the watchword for the UK economy as it seeks to shrug off its chilly start to the year. By now, the…

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Our Aims , Performance and 2017/18 Asks

1.To provide a focal point for the promotion and profile of the rural economy and its value proposition to investors Wha…

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European Union and the Departure

The United Kingdom became a member of the EU in 1973 during the time of Edward Heath’s Conservative government.  In J…

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Chairmans report

2017 saw Rural Plc (Kent) continuing in its work to provide analysis and commentary on the state of the rural economy in…

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Adapt Improvise and Overcome!

George Jessel, DL Director Rural PLC (Kent) Resources and Politics This famous phrase was a frequent cry during my army…

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MHA MacIntyre Hudson independent report

Having operated in the Agricultural & Rural sector for many years, MHA has more than 1,000 clients ranging from fami…

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Kent by Numbers

Basic Facts The National Fruit collection located at Brogdale near Faversham contains over 4,000 different varieties o…

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Challenges to Farming in Kent

Charles Tassell, Farming and Environment Director Inevitably, BREXIT has one way or another touched all farmers in Kent,…

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Human Resources

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, Human Capital and Finance Director No industry can survive, let alone succeed, without having the r…

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Barclays Independent Report

According to the Bank of England, debt levels in the farming sector rose to £18.5bn at the end of April, up just 1.2% o…

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ICAEW Health Harmony what now Kent

Few of those involved in the agricultural sector can have failed to be aware of the Health and Harmony consultation whic…

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People Behind the Plan

Michael Bax, Chairman Senior partner BTF, chairman Kent Wildlife Trust and Weald of Kent Protection Society and Kent Pol…

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Foreword from Minette Batters

Agriculture is facing the most significant change for a generation with Brexit. We are on the cusp of another pivotal mo…

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