Agricultural disputes and prosecutions, farm workers’ accommodation and recent changes to permitted development rights all featured in ’ annual Agriculture and Food sector seminar in Wiltshire yesterday.
More than 70 members of the UK’s farming community – including farmers, landowners, land agents, planning consultants, accountants and farming journalists – gathered at Wellington Barn in Calne to debate a broad range of issues, gain practical tips and advice and hear the latest legal updates from ’ team of specialist lawyers.
Presentations on the latest economic and political issues – tax, succession planning and employment law – including what holiday pay means for farming businesses – also featured in a packed event programme, which concluded with a Q&A session chaired by ’ head of agriculture, Peter Cusick:
Natalie Ward – Employment law update and holiday pay
Malcolm Emery – Capital Gains Tax, inheritance tax and Agricultural Property Relief
Victoria Smyth - Practical financial considerations for farmers
Edward Jackman - Selling land for development
Michael Tatters - Farm workers’ accommodation
Alex Madden - Permitted development and case law
For more information on the seminar and about future Thrings agriculture events, please contact Harriet Williams.