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A quick guide to succession planning for your farming estate

Adam Gilbert
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Succession planning is an essential part of running a family farm business. Effectively planning for the future allows you to protect your assets, safeguard your business, ensure continuity and provide for your family. Succession planning in the farming...

COVID-19 Office Closure

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COVID-19 CLIENT NOTICE Chattertons are open and we are working hard to provide our usual high standard of service to our clients. We are now able to see clients for essential meetings, by appointment only.   Most of our advisors are working...

Coronavirus COVID-19 Chattertons Update

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Chattertons Solicitors  are open for business.  However we are following government recommendations and would encourage you not to visit any of our offices except by prior arrangement. We are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and are...

Convert that cowshed!

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The General Permitted Development Amendment Order 2018 which came into force in England on April 6 2018 provides farmers with greater opportunities for converting agricultural buildings into housing. What’s changed? Amendments made in 2014 permit...

Walking the Wild Side - What Problems does this Cause?

Tom Price
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Walking in the countryside is an activity enjoyed by thousands of people. The chance to escape from busy city life and spend a few hours walking along one of the countries many public routes is very hard for people to resist. What they do not always consider...

The Residence Nil Band Rate in the countryside

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From 6th April 2017 the agricultural advisor will need to be concerned with ​a new inheritance tax allowance available to their clients, subject to certain conditions. In considering the availability of the new allowance there are three definitions...

When Travellers Set Up Camp on Farm Land

Andrew Morley
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With the UK’s nearly 280,000 farms boasting a combined land mass of some 20 million hectares, it is perhaps no surprise that illegal encampments spring up on farm land with growing regularity. These can cause disruption and conflict locally and, of...

Planning using pensions in the agricultural sector

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At this time on the farming calendar harvest, for some, is nearly over for arable farmers; they will know the yield and with it comes the cashflow for the year ahead; what is available for seed and supplies, wages, machinery and the myriad of expenditure...

Weather to take a minute to think...

David Rogerson
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We know that the British weather is an unpredictable thing. The same could be said for getting paid for the hard work you do. But what can you do to help to ensure you receive payment of your invoices? As soon as the sun is out, the work comes in. Do you...