Rural business and agriculture

If you run a rural or agricultural business you will already know that they need a unique approach to business planning, tax and accounting.

Louise with Funella, one of her pedigree British Blue cattle

Louise Hudson with Funella, one of her pedigree British Blue cattle

We understand rural business and farming and the unique issues and challenges they face.

Our founder, Louise Hudson, has been involved in agriculture all her life and has spent much of her career working with clients in farming and supporting industries.

Tax planning for farmers and landowners is essential – don’t leave it to chance.

Specialist services for agricultural and rural businesses

Capital Taxes planning – Succession planning advice, inheritance tax reviews and capital gains tax advice. Most farmers think they don’t need to think about inheritance tax but often this is not the case.

Reducing tax liabilities

Business structure – Should you be a partnership, a limited company or a sole trader – you need to bear in mind commercial and tax considerations.

Accounts and tax compliance – year end accounts and tax returns.

Vat returns and payroll

Land & property – tax advice on transactions in property, structures for ownership, VAT considerations.

Diversification – tax and VAT advice, business structure considerations.

Budgets and cashflow forecasting – including presentation to financiers/banks and liaison with them to assist with project financing.

Financial appraisal of capital expenditure – tax efficiency, commercial considerations, including appraisal of renewable energy projects.

Grant applications – assistance with forms and financial information.

Farm strategy decisions – financial and tax review of farming arrangements e.g contract farming agreements, shareholder and partnership agreements.