The NFU produces over 150 legal guidance booklets exclusively for members. The user-friendly and easy to understand guides are written to assist members with legal matters they may face when running a farming business.

To download the guide(s) and make the most of the wealth of expertise across our organisation, you must be a member. If you have any queries or would like to order a hardcopy Business Guide, please contact NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458.

How to use our online Business Guides:

  1. These Business Guides are a member benefit – you will need to be logged in to access them. Use the log-in button from the main menu at the top of the page.
  2. Search for the guide you need by choosing a category from the drop-down list at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can search by title in our Business Guide Index by selecting ‘Index’ from the drop-down list.
  3. Click on the appropriate green tile to open the document you need. (The document will open in a new window).
  4. If there are several guides in the category you have selected, you can use the numbers/arrows below the green tiles to see more.

Below is a list of the Business Guides which have been updated in March 2018

To access the updated guides, click on the link in the title section (make sure you are logged into the site first - the log-in box is to the top right of every page).

If you have any previous versions of the guides stated below, please ensure you have replaced your Business Guide with the most up-to-date version.

Business Guide ReferenceTitleTopic Area

BG402

Land - Unrecorded Historic Rights of Way

Land

BG403

Land - Diverting, Downgrading or extinguishing existing rights of way

Land

BG405

Land - Public Path Creation Orders and Agreements

Land

BG406

Stiles, Gates and Cattle Grids on Public Rights of Way

Land

BG092

Livestock Straying and Trespass to Land (Including Fly-Grazing)

Land

BG420

Costal Access (England)

Land

BG092

Livestock Straying and Tresspass to Land (including Fly-Grazing)

Land

BG005

Harvest Machinery Movements

Transport: Vehicle & Load Specifications

BG131

Driver Licensing

Transport: Tax & Licensing

BG509

Disposal of Fallen Stock and other Animal By-products 

Environment/Agriculture

BG887

FSA - Home Slaughter

Food/Agriculture

BG052

Inheritance tax in brief

Taxation: Inhertiance Tax

BG057

Averaging of farming and market gardening profits

Taxation: Income Tax

BG054E

Business Rating - England

Land/Taxation: Rates

BG054W

Business Rating - Wales

Land/Taxation: Rates


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