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Recent Budget offers farmers greater flexibility when considering environmental schemes

Katie Daniel
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It has been a tumultuous couple of years in the farming sector, with wholesale changes to the subsidy regime, commodity price shocks and uncertainty concerning export markets. In this context, there was at least some good news in the recent Budget for...

Can I keep the house when I get divorced?

Theo Hoppen
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The short answer: it depends. Both spouses will need to provide full details about their assets and income, with documentation in support e.g. bank statements, pay slips, property valuation, mortgage statements.  This is so that the court can...

How to make the most of solar farm prospects

Matthew Hayward
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Advances in technology mean that rural Yorkshire is these days a viable location for large scale solar farms – so yet another string is added to the diversification bow. However, the scale and longevity of such schemes means that greater care needs to...

Gifts to charities as part of inheritance tax planning

Philip Nelson
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When estate planning is considered, the focus is usually on what reliefs are available from inheritance tax and a sometimes overlooked exemption is that of gifts to charity. There are two aspects to this. Firstly a gift to charity is exempt from inheritance...

Changes to Holiday Pay

Ruth Rogers
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Many employers of irregular-hours workers will welcome a new change to the way holiday entitlement can be calculated and paid. For holiday leave years that begin on or after 1 April 2024, employers can use a new method for calculating holiday...

Help for domestic abuse victims

Emma Walker
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This is a time of year when families and friends come together for celebration and festivities. Unfortunately, it is also the time of year when cracks within relationships can show themselves. Christmas on the one hand can be a joyous time. On the other...

Contingency and transfer fees when selling a property in a retirement complex

Debbie Johnson
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Buying a leasehold property can be daunting at the best of times as property leases are subject to more restrictions and terms than a freehold.  However, moving into a flat in a retirement complex is often an essential choice later in life. There are...

Gaslighting...are you a victim?

Sophie Crane
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You may be familiar with the term “Gaslighting” but may not fully understand what this means. Gaslighting is a subtle, yet dangerous form of control and the victim is usually unaware that they are experiencing it.  In simple terms it...

What are my responsibilities as a director under the Companies Act 2006 ?

Rebecca Gerrard
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A director of a company manages and is responsible for the day to day running of a company.  If you are also an employee and/or shareholder you will have additional obligations – however this blog post just looks at your duties as a director. As...

Christmas and New Year opening times 2023

Peter Mills
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Over the Christmas and New Year period, all our offices will close at 4pm on Friday 22nd December 2023 and reopen as normal on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. Thursday 21st December – All offices open as normal Friday 22nd December – All offices...

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