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Renewing Telecoms Mast Leases – Fraught with Uncertainty

Could your business stomach costs of £105,000? With a large number of Telecoms leases now […]

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7th generation Stephenson joins as Assistant Surveyor

In its 150th anniversary year, Archie Stephenson joins Johnny Cordingley as the seventh generation of […]

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Exciting Surveyor Opportunity – Job Vacancy

We are looking to recruit an APC candidate or Recently Qualified Surveyor who is looking […]

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A Good Farmer Does Not Know It All

“I expect my business advisor to contact me at least once a quarter to ask […]

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York Machinery Sales: Live Auctions to Return in October

York Machinery Sales are to introduce a new innovative hybrid auction system using advanced technology […]

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The Environmental Purchaser

The land market is changing due to the fascinating collision of Covid lockdowns, resulting in […]

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Enhancing the Changes in Agriculture – Your Business Choices

The current changes in agriculture will be the most significant changes over the last 50 […]

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Countryside Stewardship – 2021 Applications round-up

As we move into August and harvest is in full swing it can only mean […]

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Teamwork makes the Dream work

Watching the Olympics and particularly some of the new events has been fascinating.  The skill, […]

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STRONG LAND MARKET

We have had a couple of years of huge uncertainty in our farming industry following […]

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“Leave a legacy not a liability”

Planting new woodlands is being heavily promoted by both government and environmental organisations currently, with […]

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Is it all doom and gloom and where are the opportunities?

Jeremy Clarkson’s new television series Clarkson’s Farm is doing a fantastic job of getting the […]

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Is it Brexit or Covid to blame?

Availability of new machinery and also spare parts has become a major issue for the […]

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Demand continues to boost North Yorkshire rural property market

The strong demand for rural properties in North Yorkshire shows no sign of easing with […]

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A Sunny Addition to any Business

Whilst we are all aware that demand for solar farms is on the increase and […]

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DEFRA’s Consultation Window Opens for Lump Sum Exit Scheme

DEFRA has announced details regarding the proposed lump sum exit scheme where BPS claimants will […]

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Seventh generation surveyor: Meet Stephensons newest recruit

In its 150th anniversary year, Johnny Cordingley becomes the seventh generation of his family to […]

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The Farming Investment Fund – from rotating cow brushes to reservoirs…

One of the new schemes under DEFRA’S Agricultural Transition Plan, which sets out changes to […]

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BPS LOSSES & COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP – have you done the Maths?

Progressive reductions will be made to the Basic Payment Scheme from the 2021 scheme year. […]

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ELECTRIC CARS – GOOD OR BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?

Electric cars do not emit CO² fumes so the answer to this question should be […]

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STANDSTILL BUDGET OFFERS WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

Make no bones about it, the Chancellor gave his extraordinarily mild March 3rd Budget through […]

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The Sustainable Farming Incentive – ‘a straightforward way for farmers to be paid for public goods?’

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) Pilot is the first insight into the Government’s new system […]

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Chloe takes Top Spot in National Exam

Our Rural Surveyor Chloe Hayes has scored the highest mark in the country for the […]

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“Do not let the tax tail wag the commercial dog”

There has been mounting debate and speculation on what the Chancellor will commit to in […]

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MARKET FOR SECOND HAND FARM MACHINERY REMAINS STRONG

High quality and well maintained machinery attracted a lot of interest in this farm dispersal […]

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Has there ever been a better time to sell a farm?

Agricultural land vs Cryptocurrency With farmland supply at an all-time low, basic economics would dictate […]

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Timber Market Update Spring 2021

There have been some spectacular timber price increases over the last six months due to […]

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50 Shades of Grey for machinery exports

Following our exit from the EU on 1st January 2021 the rules changed for the […]

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Timed online auction of tractor, combine, trailers and machinery

On instructions from Marsdens Farms Limited a timed online auction is being held commencing Friday […]

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Countryside Stewardship (CS) application window opens for 2022 agreements

On 9th February the CS application window opened for agreements with a 1st January 2022 […]

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How is the residential property market performing 2021?

When it comes to the different industries and market sectors weathering the disruption caused by […]

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The Agricultural Transition Period: What should you be considering in 2021?

Following DEFRA’s reveal of the transition to the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), we are […]

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Supply or Demand

The Christmas and New Year period normally sees a turning point in the agricultural property […]

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Timed online auction of agricultural vehicles, machinery and technology

On instructions from Trickett Farming Limited we are holding a timed online auction between 22nd […]

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DEFRA reveals the transition to the ELM Scheme

DEFRA has revealed the transition to the ELM Scheme and the phasing out of BPS […]

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BPS Payments

The RPA has started issuing the 2020 BPS payments, please contact us and we will […]

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York Christmas Trees goes to Number 10 Downing Street!

We are delighted that Olly Combe who heads up our Woodland and Timber Division at […]

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Land at Easingwold – Instructions on upcoming Tender Deadline and Covid-19 November lockdown restrictions

Boulton Cooper has confirmed that the Informal Tender deadline for the Land at Easingwold will […]

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BoultonCooper highlights soaring demand for Ryedale rural properties

BoultonCooper partner Henry Scott discusses the clear evidence of soaring demand, helping Ryedale register the […]

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Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme (CPSG) – Round 3

The final round of the CPSG scheme has opened with £25 million available to help […]

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Enticing wealthy city dwellers to the countryside in a manner which benefits everyone

Our Senior Surveyor Stewart Hamilton discusses, please click here to read our article.

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The Future of BPS – No EFA or Crop Diversification

DEFRA have confirmed that the need to comply with the EU greening requirements is to […]

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Record Breaking Online Farm Sale

An exceptional quality dispersal sale of farm machinery recently attracted unprecedented interest and highlights the […]

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Step by Step guide for Online Auction Registration

Our machinery sales, Saturday sales and our upcoming farm sale are being held as online […]

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Farm Sale Timed Online Auction

On instructions from G Cornforth & Sons who are retiring from farming we are holding […]

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Is your farming business in the best position to join ELMS?

A quote from DEFRA: “Signing up to a Countryside Stewardship agreement will put you in […]

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Team Biographies – Chloe Hayes

This week’s team member of the week is Chloe Hayes who is based at the […]

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Team Biographies – Beth Dickinson

This week’s team member of the week is Beth Dickinson who joined the team in […]

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Radio 4’s Farming Today Feature

Our very own Senior Surveyor Stewart Hamilton was featured on Radio 4’s Farming Today programme […]

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Team Biographies – Stewart Hamilton

This week’s team member of the week is Stewart Hamilton who is a recent addition […]

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Women in Rural Property – Networking Event

While the current restrictions mean the teams at Stephensons Rural and Boulton Cooper have to […]

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Countryside Stewardship – are you earning the benefits?

Signing up to a Countryside Stewardship agreement will put you in the best possible position […]

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Team Biographies – Henry Scott

This week’s team member of the week is Henry Scott who is a general practice […]

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York Machinery Sale Online Success

For over 30 years, Richard Tasker has been building York Machinery Sales into the largest […]

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Team Biographies – Sarah Hogg

This week’s team member of the week is Sarah Hogg who is a Rural Surveyor […]

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Team Biographies – Jack Ayres-Sumner

Our team member of the week is Jack. Please CLICK HERE to read Jack’s biography […]

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BPS and Rural Update

Whilst we adapt to our temporary new way of life here at Stephensons Rural and […]

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Open For Business but in a Different Way

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we must do business and we are adhering […]

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BPS Submission Period is Open

The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claims submission period is now open with the deadline of […]

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Two leading Yorkshire brands embrace dynamic change

Two of Yorkshire’s leading property and agricultural businesses: Stephenson & Son and Boulton & Cooper […]

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Countryside Stewardship (CS) application window opens for 2021 agreements

On 11th February the CS application window opened for agreements with a 1st January 2021 […]

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RuralVision 2020

Our latest rural issues brochure is ready to view online by clicking the link RuralVision_Jan20 […]

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YORKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY SHOW

Wednesday 5th February 2020 at York Auction Centre Our seventh Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show is […]

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Farmers’ £2.8 billion support confirmed in time for 2020

The chancellor has confirmed that £2.8bn of funding will be made available to farmers for […]

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Have you checked your BPS payment for 2019?

Basic Payment Scheme The Rural Payments Agency have issued over 92% of claimants their payment […]

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Rural Businesses & Diversification – £35 million of grant funding

RDPE Growth Programme DEFRA has announced £35 million of guaranteed funding for rural businesses to […]

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Grant Funding for Flooded Farmers

The government has announced it will be extending its Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers […]

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BPS Greening Fact Sheet October 2019

As in previous years, for the 2020 claim year 30% of your BPS will come […]

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Farm Sale – Acklam Wold Farm, Acklam, York, Saturday 19th October 2019

On instructions from the Executors of John Walker Deceased Farm Sale to be held at […]

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AGRIVISION 2019

The wind of change is about to blow through our agricultural world in 2019… For […]

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A GUIDE TO BUYING LAND – IN THE CALF MARKET?

If you want to predict the land market in 2019 you could do a lot […]

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DIGITAL TAX IS HERE – BE PREPARED – FREE 1 HOUR SEMINAR

DIGITAL TAX IS HERE BE PREPARED From next April 2019, VAT records will have to […]

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OUTSTANDING INAUGURAL SALE FOR DUGGLEBY STEPHENSON OF YORK

The new Duggleby Stephenson antiques Saleroom enjoyed a remarkable first sale with a Japanese black […]

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NEW AUCTION ARENA OPENS DOORS FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS

NEW AUCTION ARENA OPENS DOORS FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS Duggleby Stephenson, an ambitious new auctioneering […]

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Seismic Surveys for Fracking in Ryedale

This note is directed at clients in central Ryedale around Malton where, in the last […]

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The Importance of Succession Planning

The Importance of Succession Planning by Davina Fillingham, Partner Top five priorities for effective succession […]

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