Our blog on the latest rural and agricultural issues.
Government U-turn on probate fees is a welcome relief for farmers
April 25, 2017
Following on from our blog of 2 March 2017 we are happy to report at this time that the proposed increase in probate application fees has been 'shelved'.
Planning for the long-term
April 7, 2017
It is difficult to get excited about pensions - planning for an investment that you will not see until retirement is not high on everyone’s priority list.
What might the Budget mean for farming businesses?
March 31, 2017
Some described the Budget as an attack on the self-employed. Farming businesses could be particularly affected as 85% of them are sole traders/partnerships.
Farming, agriculture and R&D
March 27, 2017
Many farmers may be engaging in research and development (R&D) activities on a daily basis without realising it.
New rules on transactions in land
March 20, 2017
Finance Act 2016 introduced new rules on transactions in land replacing their previous incarnation. The new rules are an entirely new set of provisions...
Large increase in probate fees will hit farmers hard
March 2, 2017
The Government is going to introduce changes to probate fees even though the professional bodies response to the formal consultation was negative.
Should you be insured against HMRC enquiries?
February 20, 2017
Following a recent surge of submissions of personal & partnership tax returns in January, we thought we would inform you of our tax investigation insurance.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 14, 2017
What could be more romantic than waking up on Valentine's Day to a full English farmhouse breakfast, following a good night’s sleep in a cosy B&B on a farm. Rural businesses - have you considered diversifying?
The 31 January deadline may have passed but now is the time to focus on this year’s accounts
February 1, 2017
Are you breathing a big sigh of relief as another deadline has been met or have you already turned your attention to this year’s tax return, and planning your tax affairs for the year ended 5 April 2017 and beyond?