About SGCL      Event Sectors -  Company/Commercial     Tax      Property/Construction      Private Client      Family     Employment     Booking Terms

Registration Hotline - 01379 740619

Registration Hotline - 01379 740619


Simon Gore Consulting Ltd

8 Upper Street, Oakley, Diss, IP21 4AX

Copyright Simon Gore Consulting Ltd (SGCL)

All rights reserved.


Our events are going paperless, find out how this affects you attendance, click here for details

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, 5 Stone Buildings

- 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


Card Payments


3 for 2

Group Deal

Paperless Conference - presentations and notes for this conference will be sent 10 days before the conference starts and available by an online link, if you have not recieved your link, please email simon.gore@sgcl.co.uk.

No printed presentations will be given out at the conference.

Landed & Agricultural Estates Conference 2018

Wednesday 7th February, London 9am-5pm

Conference Location