Lycetts Insights

As the Lycetts insights below will attest, we provide our clients with more than just insurance solutions. This is because our experienced senior management team understands your needs and look to provide you with expert views on a wide variety of topics. Read our insights online now by clicking the topics below.

Fly tipping – a costly business

September 6, 2017

For anyone who finds the British Isles a truly ‘green and pleasant land’, the dumping of rubbish in our countryside known as fly tipping is truly an abhorrent business; and a business it is. In Scotland alone there are around 61,000 incidents of fly tipping annually. Here we consider the impact of fly tipping on farmers and...

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Farm diversification boosts incomes

August 15, 2017

With agricultural incomes in decline and doubts about the future of subsidies, land managers are increasingly looking to farm diversification to generate revenue. Statistics from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) show that one quarter of all farming businesses taking this route earned more money from...

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Heather burning and Moorland Fire Fighting insurance

August 9, 2017

The heather burning season will soon be upon us. In upland areas it runs from 1st October to 15th April and in all other areas from 1st November to 31st March. This type of deliberate management is not, however, the only cause of accidental moorland fires. Extremes of weather and the irresponsible actions of the public are also a...

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Fire prevention is as important as fire insurance

August 3, 2017

No one wants to claim on fire insurance. Although the UK insurance industry pays out around £1.14 billion a year in fire claims this only covers the material damage caused. The real impact of a fire goes much further. This is because fire carries a very real threat to life and the consequences of a house fire are emotionally...

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Brave New World: autonomous farm vehicles

July 31, 2017

Will a driverless combine ever be a reality? Those who spend hours at harvest encased in a conventional combine harvester may find it hard to imagine that the human element can ever be replaced. But, as autonomous vehicles are set to one day become a mainstream alternative on Britain’s roads, the future of agricultural technology...

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Nothing is simple when it comes to listed buildings insurance

July 28, 2017

Anyone who has been involved with the renovation of a listed building knows that nothing is simple. From planning permission to builders, from dealing with damp and decay to the precise materials required, there is a prescriptive process which invariably adds complexity to any project.

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Farmers warned to comply with fire insurance policy wording

July 21, 2017

Insurers are reacting to the number of claims due to fire which have devastated both bale stacks and the barns in which they are kept. As a result the terms of many fire insurance policies have changed with a greater onus on farmers to take steps to reduce the risk of fire. Failure to do this may result in an invalid claim.

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Lycetts at The Festival of Hunting 2017

July 1, 2017

Lycetts is the headline sponsor for the 2017 Festival of Hunting for the second year running as part of our ongoing partnership with the East of England Agricultural Society who organise this prestigious event in the hunting calendar.

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Lycetts expansion in Shrewsbury

June 30, 2017

We are delighted to announce that our Shrewsbury office has been bolstered with the addition of a new staff member who has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Sue Hyne - whose family runs an award-winning farm near Pulverbatch - has joined the team in Butcher Row to help meet demand for Lycetts property, farm and...

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