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    It is our intention to maintain and extend our reputation by providing specialist services for every part of the rural sector.
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    Laurence Gould is regarded as the best known name in UK agricultural consultancy, having provided strategic, financial, and technical advice to farmers, landowners and associated businesses since the 1960's.
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    Laurence Gould has been providing strategic, financial, and technical advice to Governments, farmers, landowners and those involved in processing and marketing within the rural sector for over 40 years. More recently, emphasis has also been placed on environmental issued and insurance and litigation.

Agricultural Consultants

Laurence Gould is regarded as the best known name in UK agricultural consultancy, having provided strategic, financial and technical advice to farmers, landowners and associated businesses since the 1960's.

During this time, we have continued to provide in depth, original, effective and independent advice to our clients which has given us a reputation for excellence that is second to none within the industry.

                          

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    CONTINUATION OF FUNDING FOR PRODUCER ORGANISATIONS

    Keith Leddington-Hill, Managing Director of Laurence Gould Partnership was delighted to hear the news of continued support for the Producer Organisation scheme for the foreseeable future.

    Defra announced on 10th October 2018 that:

     We can today confirm that funding for operational programmes which are approved before we leave the EU is guaranteed until the end of this Parliament. This is in line with the Government’s Manifesto Commitment to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support to the end of this Parliament, expected in 2022. This guarantee remains in place, even in the event of a No Deal with the European Union.”

     Keith, who worked with the British Growers Association and Savills on the industry sector report for the continuation of POs has seen the benefit the scheme has had on the fruit and vegetable sector over the past 21 years since it was introduced in 1997. It has been a major contributor to the expansion in the soft and top fruit sector, which has been transformed during that period in varieties, growing techniques and in storage, processing and grading technology.

    The scheme is about collaboration amongst growers in production, harvesting, storage, grading and marketing of produce. It is contributing towards meeting the supermarket's desire for direct supply from growers to shorten the supply chain. 

    Ian Thompson from the Dunfermline office, who works with Scottish POs said there is much that government and other sectors of the industry could learn from this scheme to aid collaboration and investment in technology.

     The Agricultural Bill had its second reading on 10th October 2018.