Brexit and beyond: the future for Scottish rural business

May 3rd 2018

The Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) Spring Conference will be held at the Assembly Rooms in George Street, Edinburgh on Tuesday 29th May. The theme this year is ‘Brexit and beyond: the future for Scottish rural business’. As SLE’s insurance partner, Lycetts is delighted to be a sponsor of the event.

Speakers will include high-profile politicians, policy decision-makers and Scottish landowners, with keynote speeches from Lord Duncan of Springbank, Under Secretary of State for Scotland, and Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity.

According to SLE: ‘Rural Scotland stands at a crossroads. Brexit represents a pivotal moment that will have long-lasting consequences for rural policy and for rural businesses and communities. There is so much that remains unknown with key decisions and negotiations yet to happen.’

Addressing the question of how agricultural and rural policy will operate in Britain after Brexit, the conference will focus on the issues facing land-based businesses. Despite the uncertainty over the exact nature of a post-Brexit Scotland, business owners still need to make decisions and plan for the future.

The Scottish Land & Estates’ 2018 conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on what the future might hold for rural businesses in this context. Speakers, who will include high-profile politicians, policy decision-makers and Scottish landowners, will, in a mixture of talks and discussion:

  • provide an insight into the future of the rural economy
  • identify areas of potential investment
  • highlight examples of businesses that have overcome challenges or taken innovative approaches to improve business growth or resilience
  • explore the implications of Brexit for rural businesses.

Representatives from Lycetts will be at the conference and will be happy to discuss any insurance-related enquiries.

Tickets are available from scottishlandandestates.co.uk/springconference

 

 

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