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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. This is a member benefit - make sure you are logged in to the site first. The log-in box is to the top right of every page.
  2. Find what you want in the NFU Business Guide Index, which can be found by selecting 'Index' from the drop down list below.
  3. Select the appropriate category from the drop-down box below.
  4. Click on the correct file number (guides will open in a new window).

Below is a list of the Business Guides which have been updated in August 2017.

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


Fair dismissal of employees



Environmental Impact Assessment 



Farmhouse Energy Efficiency - A guide for farmers Recycled Materials 

Energy & Utilities

BG852Energy Efficiency in Potato and Produce Storage - a guide for growers

Energy & Utilities


Solar energy - A guide for farmers 

Energy & Utilities


Wind energy - Aguide for farmers

Energy & Utilities


Energy Efficiency in Dairy Farming - A guide for farmers

Energy & Utilities


Obtaining a new or reinforced electricity supply

Energy & Utilities


Holiday Pay



The Assured Shorthold Tenancy


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