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When not to go to court

“When two or more people fall out with each other to the point where there is a dispute that can only be resolved by someone else deciding the answer, the first...

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New tax case allows IHT relief for livery business

“Agricultural and other rural trading businesses qualify for either agricultural or business property relief from inheritance tax but, for many years, the established position has been that livery yards do not...

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More grant funding for rural businesses

“As part of a planned investment of £3.5 billion into the rural economy, Defra has announced a £200 million round of grant funding to support rural businesses investing in new equipment;...

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Unlocking the potential of farm buildings

Many farmers will be familiar with ‘Class Q’ permitted development rights that allow the change of use of agricultural buildings to residential dwellings without the requirement to apply for full planning...

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Agricultural occupancy conditions

“A recent case for a client of ours serves as a useful reminder that, in certain circumstances, development that has been carried out that was not in accordance with the approved...

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