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Simon Gore Consulting Ltd

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Landed & Agricultural Estates Conference 2018

Wednesday 7th February, London 9am-5pm


Chaired by Lauren Parker, Partner, Mills & Reeve

Morning Session 9.30 - 1pm

Trends in Estates Income -

Implications of Brexit on estate structures and diversification of income -

Ian Bailey, Director: Rural Research, Savills

- Structures ofrural estates – asset mix and historical trends

- Income sources on estates and historical trends by asset and tenancy type        

- Delving deeper into commercial and leisure income – range of diversification

- Income from renewable energy opportunities

- The competing uses for land

- What opportunities and threats might Brexit bring (exchange rates, environment,          

  natural capital, tourism, energy etc)

- Don’t go into new enterprises ‘blind’ – understanding the market is key

‘The shape of farming today - challenges and opportunities’

Mark Juniper, Strutt & Parker

- Historic, current and future policy

- Current economic conditions and trends for the future

- Social yield from agriculture and impact on policy change

- Technological opportunities

- Legal framework

- Environmental drivers

Share farming’ a review of key features and their implications,

Julie Robinson, Roythornes.

- Pros and cons of tried and tested farming models – FBTs, partnerships, contract farming

- What is share farming? Key features

- Share farming in practice – case studies

- Key points to watch for in a share farming arrangement

- What does the future hold?

- Implications of Brexit and the Agriculture Bill

The Landed Estate - preparing for sale or purchase

- Introduction - what are we trying to achieve?

- The importance of the Heads of Terms

- Tax - entrepreneurs' relief, VAT, CGT, IHT

- Retained Land

- Farming matters

- Occupancies - obtaining vacant possession

- Employees

- Sales for development and overage

- Miscellaneous matters

Tristan Ward, MacFarlanes

Afternoon session 2pm - 5pm


Wills & tax planning for estates, landowners and farmers,

Matthew Woods, Withers, Paul Fairbairn, Wither

James Rivett, Pump Court Tax Chambers & Oliver Marre, 15 Old Square

- What happens without a Will -  intestacy rules and the unintended consequences

- Lifetime planning – must come first  

     - Lifetime gifts

     - Structuring to maximise APR and BPR

           - Maximising entrepreneurs relief

          - The requirements for making claims and challenges of making a claim

          - BPR vs APR

          - Family Farming Partnerships

          - Family Farming Companies

- Wills

     - Banking reliefs

     - Flexibility vs Certainty

Updates on development land tax

- Tax (and other) advantages to land pooling.

- Update on HMRC approach to land pooling including application of new transactions in land code.

Lauren Parker, Mills & Reeve

Tax & Legal Issues with Chattels

- Title, transfer of title and provenance.

- Valuation

- CGT on disposal

- Gift of chattels and a licence to use

- IHT - Conditional Exemption

- Sales to the Nation

- Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gifts Scheme

Susan Johnson, Bircham Dyson Bell 

5.00pm Questions and Close

Registration £180 All day per person

                       £99 Half day per person


6 hours


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