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Forge green roof has it covered

Forge green roof has it covered

15/07/19

As visitors to our Shropshire office know, Forge Barn has a green roof. It’s covered in sedum, a low growing plant which needs very little maintenance and is tolerant of drought conditions....

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Value for Money: Knowing Business Rates

Value for Money: Knowing Business Rates

08/07/19

At Forge Property Consultants, we are often asked to survey and assess buildings for valuation. These can be used for sales or purchases, but also to calculate what business rates need to paid. Business...

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Country matters – public perceptions of farming

Country matters – public perceptions of farming

01/07/19

The public’s perception of farming has changed over the years. Certainly in the last 10 years, surveys carried out by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) have shown that public opinion has become...

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2020 Vision – The Power of Renewable Energy

2020 Vision – The Power of Renewable Energy

20/06/19

The opportunity to use land and farming resources in unusual and imaginative ways has resulted in the agricultural sector becoming key to the UK’s power generating needs. It’s interesting...

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Why should farmers be optimistic about their future following the phasing out of the Basic Payment Scheme?

Why should farmers be optimistic about their future following the phasing out of the Basic Payment Scheme?

10/06/19

From the end of March, after decades of subsidies via the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the countdown began to the phasing out of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).The EU subsidy system has provided...

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Compulsory Purchase Orders – what you need to know

Compulsory Purchase Orders – what you need to know

03/06/19

One of the lesser known parts of property consultancy concerns compulsory purchase orders, or CPOs.  This is a legal order in the UK and Ireland that stipulates that various companies, individuals...

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