Useful legal decisions: Tribunal: husband and wife cases: Salmon Tail
In Salmon Tail (MAN/1999/0213 VTD16190) we treated the appellants, who were husband and wife, as a single entity. They argued that there were two separate entities of
- a partnership providing wet sales, and
- a sole proprietor (one of the partners) providing catering and accommodation.
In reaching its decision, the Tribunal decided that several factors pointed towards there being one business. These included
- the lack of a commercial relationship between the two businesses
- the fact that the premises was funded by the partnership, with no cross-charge for use to the sole proprietor
- there was only one insurance policy
- the fact that no cross-charge was made for use of the facilities.