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Valuing a Business or Share in a Business

Introduction A business or one parties interest in a business may need to be valued for a number of reasons. The common ones are when anticipating: (A) A retirement (planned or forced) (B) A sale or on death of a member or valuation on divorce (C) One parties...

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The Use and Development of our Territorial Sea, Marine Planning and Conservation Zones

Both the width, our use and enjoyment of the UK’s territorial sea has changed considerably over the last 100 years. On land we now have a greater understanding that what we do on the land, our use of rivers and estuaries has a direct or indirect effect on our seas. The use of our inshore and offshore areas (part of our territorial sea) has equally developed. In the last ten years we have Marine Planning Policies and Conservation Zones. Together with differing uses for a sea which previously was mainly used for passing vessels and fishing.

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THE TERROTORIAL SEA, MARINE PLANNING AND CONSERVATION ZONES

The UK was the first modern industrial nation. For centuries internal control was dependent upon arrangements or cases at common law between owners. With little real thought of human effect on rivers, estuaries or seas (for example see R. v. Southern Water Services Ltd (pollution in to the Thames) [2014] EWCA Crim 120.

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HORSES AND LIVERY YARDS

For decades the Revenue’s approach when using land on which to keep horses has been that it is not agriculture, nor in many cases would it be regarded as a business for which business property relief on death would be allowed. Rather it is the nature of an operation which would fall under Section 105 (3) of the IHTA “land or buildings or making or holding investments”.

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