An Uphill Task?

As the bumper sticker says: never criticise a farmer with your mouth full.  The pandemic and its associated lockdowns have served to increase the public’s appreciation of the British countryside and farming.  In the summer of 2021, the National Farmers’ Union surveyed 2,000 Britons and found that 84% agreed that their visits to the countryside… Continue reading An Uphill Task?

Shy of Retiring

It used to be so simple: on the day of your 65th birthday work colleagues would gather around the photocopier to give you a rousing send-off.  You’d then go home, slip into a beige cardigan and embrace retirement.  In the last ten years, the number of people aged over 65 who are still working has… Continue reading Shy of Retiring