UHY Hacker Young | Chartered Accountants

Rural and agriculture

We act for a range of landed estates, farming, horticultural and rural businesses, advising them on a range of issues affecting their businesses whether it is trusts, VAT, mixed farming, diversification, treatment of expenditure on farm and other commercial buildings, rental portfolios or the use of companies.

We understand that the rural and agriculture sector is a specialist sector, having unique practices and conventions, making rural enterprises unlike other commercial enterprises. Our approach to each client is therefore tailored to recognise your unique circumstances. This is why we always build up an in-depth knowledge of your business so that we can tailor our services accordingly and add value wherever possible.

Our national rural and agriculture team has a genuine knowledge of the sector and the relevant experience to help. We have a thorough understanding of the business structures under which rural and agriculture businesses operate, whether that is company, partnership, sole trader or a trust structure. We understand the practicalities of farming and are at home speaking with, advising and acting for our clients, tailoring our approach to meet individual circumstances.

Rural and agriculture services

We provide a comprehensive range of agricultural accounting and taxation services that will give you the confidence to develop your business. Our services include:

  • Technical and taxation advice
  • Raising finance
  • Changes in business structures
  • Property transactions
  • Passing on the family farm
  • Business management
  • Cash flow planning

Farming enterprises and their related businesses are often in need of proactive advice in relation to business structures, succession and/ or tax planning. We will spend time discussing your needs and future plans for you and the other generations in your family. We can advise you on tax incentives and will unravel, explain and plan for the convoluted scenarios that can arise with Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Taxes.

We can also provide planning advice to clients looking to diversify into new business areas such as wind, solar and anaerobic digestion.