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 September 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


TitleTopic Area


Brief Guide to Agricultural Housing Law

Land / Employment

BG916Hare Coursing and the LawLand/Rural Crime
BG210Inter - Member Disputes: what you need to knowIMD/Legal
BG046Parental Rights of EmployeesEmployment
BG049Redundancy and Redundancy PayEmployment
BG0135VAT on repairs and maintenance costs of farm property Employment
BG891Skills and TrainingEmployment
BG807Environmental Impact AssessmentEnvironment
BG868Fire SafetyHealth & Safety
BG874The Safe Handling, Storage and Use of ChemicalsHealth & Safety
BG878Safe Use & Operation of User Worked Rail CrossingsHealth & Safety
BG402Unrecorded Historic Rights of Way and Dfinitive Map Modification Orders Based on Historic Documentary EvidenceLand
BG403Diverting, Downgrading or Extinguishing Existing Rights of WayLand
BG405Public Path Creation Orders and AgreementsLand

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