Grant system set to change in new Agriculture Bill

The Agriculture Bill 2019-20, which has been described as one of the most significant pieces of legislation for farmers in England for over 70 years, contains a number of changes to the grant system.

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Give payroll a ‘seat at the table’

Recent research suggests that payroll is unrepresented at board level in almost two-thirds of UK businesses despite being the single biggest operational cost for most firms. According to the report, many businesses have no idea where payroll fits in the

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Investors “pay a premium” for dental practices as goodwill values rocket

The goodwill values of dental practices soared in the three months to October 2019, a major report has revealed. The research, published by dental accounting and legal specialists NASDAL, show that the average goodwill value increased to 194 per cent

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What does Boris Johnson’s majority Government mean for healthcare businesses?

The long-running political deadlock came to an end on 13 December 2019 after Boris Johnson and a majority Conservative Government was voted into power. But what does that mean for healthcare businesses? In this blog, we’ll explore the promises and

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NHS to repay tax to doctors affected by annual allowance pension changes

The contractual commitments entered into to make payments to clinicians affected by annual allowance pension tax will be honoured when clinicians retire, NHS England has confirmed. Publishing a statement last month, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care,

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Non-farmers driving UK land sales

Recent research suggests that the average prices for farmland in England are holding firm, driven by competitive bidding from ‘lifestyle’ buyers, particularly around Hampshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. According to the research, the average price of arable land in 2019

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Local conveyancers continue to dominate property market, study suggests

Four in five homebuyers will use a local conveyancing agent to complete a property transaction, new research has revealed. The study, published by data analysts IRN Research, shows that consumers value knowledge of the local area above conveyancers who offer

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What the new SRA Standards and Regulations mean for sole practitioners

The launch of the new Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and Regulations in 2019 opened the doors for sole practitioners to trade without friction. Publishing new guidance in November, the regulator explained how solicitors can prepare to become a sole

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Reducing minimum PII cover “unlikely to deliver benefits”, SRA says

Plans to reduce the minimum level of professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover have been scrapped. According to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), proposals to remove ‘one-size-fits-all’ rules on PII will no longer go ahead after concerns were raised over their

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Firms rethinking taking on contractors because of IR35

Recent research has found that four in 10 firms are considering reviewing their strategy around contractors because of new off-payroll rules that aim to combat tax avoidance by workers supplying services to clients via an ‘intermediary’.

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