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 November 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




Statutory nuisances and how to react to service of smell, noise and other abatement notices



Straw and Stubble Burning

BG104Agricultural vehicle dimensionsTransport
BG125High speed agricultural vehiclesTransport
BG113Goods Vehicle Operator LicensingTransport
BG116Licensing your vehicles - Vehicle Excise DutyTransport
BG062Risk Assessments for Agriculture and HorticultureHealth & Safety
BG095Health and safety principles for farmers and growersHealth & Safety
BG701An Introduction to Hazard Analysis for Food BusinessesFood/Health & Safety
BG080Hot Air BalloonsLegal
BG400Rights of Way: Public Inquiries and HearingsLand
BG905Holiday PayEmployment

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