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  • Monday 1st July 2019

    Inheritance rule change on UK Vineyard land

    Earlier this year HMRC clarified its guidance on Agricultural Property Relief (APR) which confirms land on which grapes or apples are grown will now be free of Inheritance Tax either during their lifetime or as part of a Will. This clarification extends the definition of what constitutes food to ...

  • Monday 1st July 2019

    Vineyard Licensing

    Wine growing is booming here in the UK with a 25% year on year increase in the amount of land which is now planted with vines and it is also becoming a popular area for farmers and landowners to diversify into. If you are planning on going a step further and opening a vineyard to sell wine directly ...

  • Monday 1st July 2019

    Farming Succession – the importance of getting it right

    Whatever type of farm business you run, having clear plans about the future of that business and succession planning in place is vital to avoid disagreements and disputes, especially within a family. However sometimes disputes begin whilst all parties are still alive. In a recent ruling the High ...

  • Monday 1st July 2019

    Workers - Employees or Independent Contractors?

    The issues surrounding the definitions between these different categories of people continue to roll on and this is something all businesses should be aware of, especially vineyards who may be bringing in people with particular expertise for tours and events. Most recently, the National Gallery ...

  • Monday 1st July 2019

    Are new Directors aware of their duties?

    Many young businesses are more relaxed in their approach to business life, but how many directors of such businesses fully understand the need to accurately record and minute decision making at a board level and the future consequences if they don’t? Company directors need to be fully ...

  • Tuesday 18th June 2019

    Welcome to InBrief Spring/Summer 2019

    This edition of In Brief highlights Wills Week on page 3, which is taking place in June and we are delighted to have teamed up with Royal British Legion Industries to support their excellent work. If you need to make a Will or update an existing Will then why not use this opportunity and help raise ...

  • Tuesday 18th June 2019

    Garden Life Marquee

    Look out for Gullands at The Kent County Show, 5-7 July 2019, as we are delighted this year to be sponsors of the Garden Life Marquee, which is home to the floral displays and main flower show. It is also home to the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies which runs competitions for members. ...

  • Tuesday 18th June 2019

    Gullands backs RBLI Let’s Make A Will campaign

    Gullands has teamed up with Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) to promote the importance of having a Will as part of the charity’s celebration of supporting former military personnel and the disabled for the past 100 years. Five law firms in Kent including Gullands, has agreed to each ...

  • Tuesday 18th June 2019

    House buying timeline

    When buying or selling a residential property a question we are often asked is how long will it take? The answer to that is it really depends on many factors including how many parties are involved in the ‘chain’ and there are certain steps which have to take place. But, there are some ...

  • Tuesday 18th June 2019

    Vegan awareness in the workplace

    Employers may need to do more to consider the needs of their vegan employees and ensure they are being treated with respect, otherwise they risk falling foul of the Equality Act 2010. Recent research published by Personnel Today showed that 48% of employers currently do nothing to accommodate ...

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