Aspects of Land - Spring 2016

How to build healthy profits in the fields and on the balance sheets.

In just a matter of weeks, we go to the polls in a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. The importance of the decision cannot be overstated – particularly for those of us who live and work in the countryside.

For more than 40 years, regulation at an EU level has governed our trading relationships, the way business operates, the environment; it is the basis of significant investment decisions.

There are pros and cons on both sides, and we outline some of the viewpoints in this edition. But as we head towards this historic moment, it is worth pausing to ask: 'What sort of future do we want for our countryside, whether we leave or remain?'



Key contacts

Philip Gready

Philip Gready

Executive Director
Rural, Energy & Projects Division

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 20 3107 5470

+44 (0) 20 3107 5470


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