3rd January 2020

Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: Ability to lift ag tie rests on wording

A farmer is trying to lift an agricultural tie from his house. The wording of the tie reads “occupation of dwelling by persons employed or last employed in agriculture or in an activity mainly dependent upon agriculture”.

A farmer is trying to lift an agricultural tie from his house. The wording of the tie reads “occupation of dwelling by persons employed or last employed in agriculture or in an activity mainly dependent upon agriculture”.

However, this is not in line with the Government’s standard wording for an agricultural occupancy condition.

So what next?

In this month’s Business Clinic Alex Madden, partner and head of planning at Thrings, explains how the definition of the agricultural population – namely the capacity in which workers are employed – could have an impact on the farmer’s ability to lift the tie.

Click here to read the full article in Farmers Weekly.

To discuss your agricultural matter with an expert, please get in touch with Alex Madden or another member of Thrings' specialist Agriculture team.


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