News & Events

A new team of land agents have joined our Easingwold office

Posted: February 7, 2020 by Karen Kipling
GSC Grays joined forces with The Farm Business consultancy Anderson’s Northern (England) in February last year. Since then we have continued to invest in and grow the range of services we offer from our Easingwold office. The original team of farm business consultants has now been joined by a team of land agents taking the ... Continue Reading

The redrafted Agriculture Bill

Posted: January 27, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The Agriculture Bill was reintroduced to the House of Commons on the 16th of January. Hailed as a ‘landmark’ piece of legislation, it gives the government powers to overhaul agricultural policy following the UK’s exit from the European Union. It is encouraging to see the government making progress on post-Brexit agricultural policy, but there is ... Continue Reading

First occupation at Lambton Park, near Chester-le-Street

Posted: January 22, 2020 by Karen Kipling
Lambton is one of the most historic Estates in County Durham with extensive listed buildings, including the iconic Lambton Castle.  The Estate comprises parkland and beautiful woodland, providing residents with the benefits and tranquility of rural life, whilst also having good transport links to Durham and Tyneside, with the A1, A19 and East Coast Main ... Continue Reading

GSC Grays heralds new decade with suite of new employees

Posted: January 17, 2020 by Karen Kipling
We have welcomed the new year with four new starters across our property and marketing teams. Caroline Ridley-Marriott joins as Head of Residential Lettings to drive a core part of the business forward in the next 12 months. Caroline was previously the Residential Lettings Manager for a national agency in Darlington and has over 20 ... Continue Reading

Claiming BPS 2020 and greening payments in extreme weather

Posted: January 14, 2020 by Karen Kipling
In light of the severe weather and flooding and in response to the subsequent difficulties that farmers are facing, the Rural Payments Agency has published additional information about claiming BPS 2020 and greener payments. The paper includes details on: The eligibility for 2020 BPS and greening payments Exemptions from the crop diversification requirement for 2020 ... Continue Reading

Area based subsidies remain

Posted: January 2, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The treasury has confirmed that there will be no cuts to the area based subsidies this year. This means that £2.8 billion will be paid in 2020 with the exact hectare rate to be agreed by DEFRA and the devolved administration later in the year. Please contact our GSC Grays Rural Team if you need ... Continue Reading

Election result is the start for work to be done

Posted: December 13, 2019 by Karen Kipling
John Coleman, Director of our Country House and Farms Agency comments on the effect the election result will have on his area of business. “The 2019 farmland market was defined by the lack of the supply caused, in the main, by the uncertainty over Brexit. The decisive nature of the result last night should now ... Continue Reading

What last night’s election result could mean for our clients.

Posted: by Karen Kipling
Following the election of a Conservative government with a surprisingly large majority and Boris Johnson’s pledge this morning not to let down those whose trust his Government has won over, there is an opportunity for his promised investment in towns; infrastructure and energy efficiency to be reflected in the north.  Our director Calum Gillhespy considers a ... Continue Reading

Telecoms Operators Fail to Renew Mast Agreement Using The Code

Posted: November 21, 2019 by Karen Kipling
On 8th November 2019, a decision was made in case of CTIL v Ashloch Limited and AP Wireless II (UK) Limited UKUT 0338 (LC) which looked at the extent of an operator’s powers to impose agreements under the New Code where they already occupy a mast on site. CTIL sought to use their powers ... Continue Reading