Five predictions for 2017

Published January 10th, 2017

After a year like 2016 with Britain voting to get out of Europe and the USA voting for Donald Trump for President you might wonder what can possible happen to surprise us in 2017.

Matthew Anwyl, managing partner of Berrys offers his five predictions for 2017:

  1. The negotiations to leave Europe will keep rumbling on but we predict that the effects of Brexit vote will become clearer.

  2.  While many farmers voted to leave Europe in the referendum to reduce the burden of paper work we think that red tape will continue to be a headache.

  3.  Interest rates will remain low so if you haven’t already done so now is the time to review your finances, restructure debt and consider locking into a fixed rate.

  4.  Commodity prices will start to rise. We are already seeing increases in milk and livestock prices.

  5.  Boris Johnson will make a gaff!

Matthew Anwyl is based at the Shrewsbury office of Berrys, telephone 01743 271697, email

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Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01743 267064
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Matt graduated from the University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Business Management, and then from the University of Reading with a Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying.

He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Agricultural Law Association and a fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. In 2009, after successfully passing the required assessment, he was appointed by the President of the RICS as one of only 31 Rural Arbitrators.  He has been the Managing Partner of Berrys since 2008.

Matt has over 25 years’ experience in providing advice to landowners and farmers, in particular in connection with the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, and Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995. In addition he has extensive experience in providing valuations for loan security, tax planning and sale / business re-organisation. He is a qualified specialist business consultant, providing strategic advice to farm businesses including asset restructuring, business structures, contract farming, alternative land tenure arrangements, financial planning, cash-flow and balance sheet analysis, forecasting and business plan preparation.