we can all agree that times are a little tougher than usual for farmers
financially. What with the war in Ukraine affecting fertiliser prices, the
phasing out of BPS payments and the recent rise in inflation it’s not
surprising that many across the UK are feeling the pinch financially.
the pinch on your farm business from time to time and feeling a cloud of
financial stress over your head are two very different things.
at this year’s Cereals event that the stretched financial position that farmers
are under recently is starting to take its toll. This paired with the isolation
that every farmer knows all too well is starting to affect our mental health. And
sometimes it’s hard to see beyond this. That worry of, can we pay the rent,
feed the stock, or pay the workers’ wages this month can get on top of you as a
business owner. But here’s something to bear in mind – we are all human, and we
all need to rest from time to time.
Take care of yourself
than done right?
a farmer to have a day off and you’ll probably get the response that they have
no time for time off. Although jobs can be very time-dependent, whether that’s
caused by the change in weather, documentation deadlines or generally needing
to get a job done ASAP, finding some spare time in between can be difficult.
farming is definitely a way of life, not just a job it is still important to
realise that as humans we need time off. We’re not saying to take a month’s
break in the Bahamas (although that would be lovely), studies show that even a
few minutes of rest a day can help your mental health.
Let us take some of the pressure from you
25 years of experience in rural accountancy, we are more than capable of taking
the pressure of bookkeeping off your hands. Taking away this stress is what we
do here at Brightshire.
accountancy and compliance services to tax and business planning we pride
ourselves on the level of service we give to those in the rural community. Letting
us take care of your accounts lets you get back to what you do best – farming,
and more importantly, gives you the time for that all-important rest we spoke
Need to talk?
If you or
anyone you know feel like they need to speak to someone there is plenty of help
our there for you.