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Successful succession planning talk at GYS

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Join us as we talk about...Successful succession planning for a farm business at this years' Great Yorkshire Show. Wednesday 12 July 2.30pm-3.30pm Great Yorkshire Show Seminar Room, Hall 1 Take the taboo out of succession planning and be proactive....

Your Family First - What is a Parenting Plan and what are the benefits?

Emma Heptonstall
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What is a Parenting Plan and what are the benefits? A Parenting Plan is a written document that parents make on the practical aspects of parenting when they separate and divorce. They are designed to give each parent and their children clarity about when...

Why trademark your brand?

Emily Steed
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If you were asked why it is important to protect your brand, I’m sure you could supply an endless list of motives. However, the common misconception lies in how to do this effectively. Simply registering your business name at Companies House or...

Buying a horse - Your rights if it goes wrong

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Buying a horse is a significant purchase. The likelihood is that you will be spending substantial money so it is extremely important that you know your rights in the event that things go wrong.   There are steps you can take to protect yourself...

SUPERNetworking is back!

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As part of York Business Week, Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors, Ian Walker & Co, Begbies Traynor and the Federation of Small Business York Branch are again co-hosting the popular SUPERNetworking event that you can attend free of charge. Don’t miss...

Summer Shows 2017

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The Great Yorkshire Show We are going to be back at the Great Yorkshire Show this year! We are looking forward to another brilliant year at the show so come and say “hello” to us in the Members Area and on the NFU trade stand. Driffield Show...

BYOD Policies

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has highlighted the increasing use of personal devices (such as smartphones, tablets and laptops) for work purposes. The ICO suggests that businesses should update data protection policies and provide staff...

Report on health and care of older people

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AGE UK has produced a Briefing on Health and Care of Older People in England 2017 This is a very comprehensive review of demographics, social care and health services in relation to older people. There is also a useful summary of these facts and figures...

Proposed increase in probate fees

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There is a Petition available for people to sign to reconsider the proposed significant and unreasonable increase in probate fees. The current fee for all estates is 155. The change mean fees on 42% of estates will increase by 2 to 129 times, payable even...

Agricultural News

Ian Barnard
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New Contract Checking Service for NFU Members Before you sign any contract, you need to understand what you’re getting yourself into. That is why the NFU is offering a Contract Checking Service to all their farmer and grower members, in conjunction...

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