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 August 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


Sick Pay and Entitlement


BG048Fair Dismissal of employeesEmployment
BG902Pension Automatic EnrolmentEmployment
BG065VAT: Livery and Grass KeepTaxation: VAT
BG084VAT on repairs and maintenance costs of farm property Taxation: VAT
BG092Livestock straying and Trespass to Land (Including Fly-Grazing)Land
BG406Stile, Gates and Cattle Grids on Public Rights of WayLand
BG407Livestock and Rights of WayLand
BG450ETown and Village Greens in EnglandLand
BG450WTown and Village Greens in WalesLand
BG451Duty of care to countryside visitorsLand
BG912The Assured Shorthold TenancyLand
BG086Livestock worryingLand/Legal
BG008Illegal encampments and other forms of trespass: Police and local authority powersLand/Rural Crime
BG009Illegal encampments and applying for a possession orderLand/Rural Crime
BG922A Guide to bTB Testing in WalesAgriculture

Transporting unfit animals or offering unfit animals for sale at a market


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