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William Patterson, from Lampeter West Wales, conducted the analysis on behalf of the Countryside Alliance, the organisation opposed to the ban, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The alliance claims the compensation figure could be much higher if claims from businesses such as livery stables were eligible and if hotels demanded compensation for tourism losses from a cessation of hunting were factored in.
Simon Hart, the alliance’s chief executive, said: ‘If the government brings back the Bill to ban hunting, it will face a fierce battle, as well as this huge compensation bill. The sensible option would be to leave well alone.’
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016