Farmers’ evening in Halesworth will explain tax and financial issues

PUBLISHED: 11:11 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:54 12 March 2018

Brian Bale of Lovewell Blake. Picture: Lovewell Blake.

Brian Bale of Lovewell Blake. Picture: Lovewell Blake.

Lovewell Blake

An overview of the financial, tax and property issues facing farmers will be discussed by industry experts at an event in Halesworth next week.

Richard Prentice from property agency Durrants and Mark Hawes from Barclays Bank will join host Brian Bale from accountancy firm Lovewell Blake for the Lovewell Blake Farmers’ Evening on Wednesday March 21.

Mr Prentice will give an analysis of the letting and sales market, update farmers on the Basic Payment Scheme and Countrsyide Stewardship, and explain how forthcoming changes to Energy Performance Certificates will affect let residential and commercial property.

Mr Hawes will update the meeting on lending and interest matters, while Mr Bale will talk about taxation and tax planning prior to the new tax year, along with any farming-related issues arising from the chancellor’s Spring Statement on March 13.

“These Farmers’ Evenings are always a convivial way of catching up with the latest news and views,” said Mr Bale. “At this time of year there are so many regulatory changes taking place, that we thought it would be useful to provide a general overview of what is happening.”

The event is one of a series organised by Lovewell Blake’s agriculture team, in conjunction with the Suffolk Coastal branch of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

• The free event takes place at Halesworth Golf Club on March 21 at 7.30pm. To book a place contact Brian Bale on 01986 873163 or

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