HMRC, The Dairy Farmer & The Disallowed Loss

HMRC, The Dairy Farmer & The Disallowed Loss

The recent case of B and R Scambler v HMRC (TC4842) reinforces HMRC’s refusal to accept farming loss claims where they deem that the farm is not being run on a commercial basis. And there are many cases of this nature going to Tribunal. Assuming all criteria is...
Time Narrows to Make Dairy Scheme Claim

Time Narrows to Make Dairy Scheme Claim

Dairy farmers who were accepted on the EU’s Milk Production Reduction Scheme (MPRS) have until 14th February to submit their claim for payment. More than 1,800 UK farmers applied to the scheme which offers payments to those farmers who reduced the amount of milk they...
Dutch Cow Cull Good News For UK Dairy Farmers

Dutch Cow Cull Good News For UK Dairy Farmers

A huge Dutch cow cull could mean good news for UK milk prices in the coming months. As a result of breaching its phosphate limit for the past three years in a row, the government of the Netherlands are desperately attempting to avoid losing their nitrates derogations....
Meadow Foods Milk Price On The Increase Again

Meadow Foods Milk Price On The Increase Again

Meadow Foods has announced a further increase in its milk prices for the month of December. The latest increase of 2.25p per litre for a standard litre of milk, makes for the sixth consecutive rise, and means that prices have risen by 7.4p per litre since the market...
Better times ahead for Dairy Farmers?

Better times ahead for Dairy Farmers?

More good news for dairy farmers, as both First Milk and Arla have raised the milk price for their farmers. Arla have raised their milk price for its 2,700 British farmers by 1.6p per litre, while First Milk have raised theirs by 2p per litre – the largest increase...