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Land Based Businesses HMRC Open Day

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100210 Cheltenham Business Advice Open Day - Land-based businesses …

100210 Cheltenham Business Advice Open Day - Land-based businesses

A seminar looking at the art of successful diversification and the support available.

Speaker: Roger Smith

Published in: Business

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  • 1. LAND BASED BUSINESSES PROBLEMS AND SUCCESSES
    • Cheltenham
    • February 10 th 2010
    • HMRC Business Advice Open Day
    Roger Smith Agricultural Adviser, Business Link
  • 2. Industry Economics
    • European agriculture heavily subsidised
    • Since 1996 there have only been four years when TIFF was positive without support
    • Support paid in Euros
    • WTO Doha Development Round talks stalled
    • SP post 2012?
    • Modulation – currently 19%
    • Importance of Pillar 2
  • 3. Total Income from Farming With and Without Direct Support 2009 Source: DEFRA/Andersons 2008 2006 2003 2000 1996 Date £(0.2) £3.0 £0.3 £3.4 £(0.6) £2.3 £0.2 £2.9 £(0.9) £0.6 £1.8 billion £4.7 billion TIFF less support TIFF
  • 4. Industry Issues
    • World Population
    • Water
    • Cereal production needs to rise by 50%
    • Bio fuels
    • Climate change
    • R & D
    • Regulation
    • Marketing
  • 5. UK Issues
    • Farmers age
    • Succession planning
    • Marketing
    • Diversification
    • Adding value
    • Use your assets
    • Renewable energy
    • Soils and erosion
  • 6. A Guide to Business Support Business Link’s Rural Enterprise Gateway
  • 7. RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAME FOR ENGLAND Programme ends in 2013 £157 m Farmers are the main beneficiaries Some other Rural Micro businesses may be eligible £7m for “social enterprise”
  • 8. ACCESS TO RDPE FUNDS Capital Grants Brokerage 1:1 Consultancy Development Vouchers R4F S4P SWHILI Social Enterprise
  • 9.  
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  • 11.
    • If you have a Rural Client Enquiry, please do pass it by the REG Team and we will try and ‘Squeeze’ some sensible guidance out of the various schemes.
    • Roger Smith: 07979 518589
    • Chris Lyons: 01275 370959
  • 12.  
  • 13. Finally:
    • RPDE Website:
    • www.sw-ruralgateway.info
    • This presentation is available at:
    • http:// www.businesslink.gov.uk/southwest/eventspresentations