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23.07

Latest guidance on mandatory face coverings in England

The Government has released further guidance on where face coverings will be mandatory in England from tomorrow (Friday, July 24). In addition to mandatory face coverings in shops, shopping centres and supermarkets, customers will also be required to wear them in take-away food outlets. Venues such as restaurants, pubs and gyms will be exempt. Those […]

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14.07

Mandatory masks: What you need to know

It will be made mandatory for shoppers in England to wear face coverings from July 24, the Government has announced. Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the Government is to announce. Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt. The move […]

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21.05

Restrictions to start being lifted in Scotland

Garden centres will be allowed to reopen in Scotland from next week under the first phase of restrictions being eased. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today that garden centres and recycling facilities will allowed to reopen, and outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, tennis and bowls will be permitted again from May 28. Outdoor […]

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24.04

New Covid-19 tests – who qualifies for one?

The Government has announced a new scheme to offer testing to key workers and their families displaying symptoms of Covid-19. Yesterday (April 23), Health Secretary Matt Hancock pledged that 100,000 tests a day would be made available for the 10 million people in England designated as essential workers, and their family members – if they […]

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30.03

L. G. Harris & Co. Ltd temporarily closes Bromsgrove Factory

Due to the current Covid-19 virus, L.G. Harris & Co. Ltd. is to temporarily close its factory on Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior to protect its 280 strong work force. The closure is effective immediately and this will be reviewed in line with Government guidelines on a daily basis. Some L.G. Harris employees will continue to […]

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27.02

Are your deposits earning you as much as they could?

bira members have access to market leading savings rates You may be aware of the “almost negative” interest rates being paid by high street banks on their savings accounts with many of them currently looking to reduce these even further. bira bank want to make you aware that you have exclusive access to market leading […]

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10.11

Winner of Saltex free prize draw announced

Saltex free prize draw has taken place and the winner has been announced Congratulations to Andrew Evans from Ieuan Evans & Son who was announced as the winner of the Saltex free prize draw. The draw was held on the BAGMA stand at Saltex. Andrew was chosen at random for the SIP Engine Driven Pressure Washer […]

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10.11

Fraud investigations for rebated fuel use

The Fraud Investigation Service (SI Scotland & NE England Oils) for the HMRC have been carrying out visits to dealers in the Yorkshire area of the country, picking up on the dealers collecting and delivering tractors to and from farms using red diesel and their own staff. In May of 2010 BAGMA sought clarification on […]

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01.11

Petrol, Gas, Battery or Electric?

Keith Christian was out and about with Calor and the Greengear team checking out some of the latest LPG powered equipment on offer. There is great choice in terms of what you can run equipment on nowadays and the decisions that can be made depending on what is required of that equipment. We have been […]

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12.10

2016 set to be yet another difficult year for agricultural machinery

After a decrease in 2015, sales are expected to drop further in 2016. Brussels, 1 September 2016 – The European agricultural machinery industry is experiencing a difficult year in 2016. Following a decline last year, many markets in Europe have seen further decreases during the first six months of the current year. Agricultural machinery sales in almost […]

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05.10

Consultation on testing of fast tractors

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce roadworthiness testing for fast tractors used for commercial haulage and other changes to the MOT and goods vehicles testing regimes, more information can be found here. A consultation will run for 6 weeks so comments can be offered on the proposals. If you […]

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05.10

Landbased Technician Accreditation – Ten Years On

2017 marks the tenth anniversary since the introduction of the Landbased Technician Accreditation (LTA) Scheme which now has over 3000 industry members registered within it. To celebrate this achievement, the industry led Landbased Education Training and Education Committee (LE-TEC), who oversees the management of the LTA scheme is introducing a range of improvements designed to […]

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30.09

Rating List 2017

On 30th September the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) published the draft 2017 rating list containing details of new rateable values which will be effective from April next year. The VOA estimates the following regional changes for retail in England: North East -16%,  Yorks -11%, North West -15%, West Mids -11%, East Mids -5%, East -13%, South West -14%, South […]

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