Supporting Farmers, Landowners and Agribusiness
In the 100-year history of PKF Francis Clark, we have always supported farmers, landowners and agribusiness. So we have a deep understanding of the commercial needs of the modern farmer and the countryside they work in. As countryside and farming practices have changed over the years, our agriculture team continue to be respected as specialist agricultural accountants, advisers and taxation experts. We make sure our farming and landowner clients are always in receipt of the best possible advice on a timely basis. Our approach is flexible, professional and we’re proud that our best source of referrals are recommendations from existing farming clients.
At PKF Francis Clark we act for well over 450 farming businesses and more than 45 landed estates, so as you’d expect we have a breadth of knowledge and experience in dealing with the issues our clients face. Our client base spans all sectors of the industry. We advise some of the country’s largest dairy farms, vegetable and horticultural producers, as well as livestock and arable farms many of which include diversified activity.
The farming industry is facing a unique set of challenges as a result of Brexit and volatile commodity prices. Many of our agricultural team, led by Brian Harvey, hail from farming families, so they understand the industry and are ideally placed to help our clients meet the challenges
We offer proactive, constructive advice aimed at minimising tax liabilities and protecting family wealth for the generations to come. Recognising the importance of preserving farming assets and wealth, we have considerable expertise in advising on inheritance and capital gains taxes. By choosing to work with us, we will keep you up to date with topical tax planning matters through regular client meetings, newsletters, seminars, blogs and press releases.
We understand that in order to survive and thrive our clients must be profitable so we offer sound financial advice regarding new ventures and diversification. We also have close links with other rural professionals including banks, solicitors and land agents, to make working with any of your other advisers seamless and efficient.
So alongside the accounting and taxation compliance services that you’d expect from an accountancy firm, PKF Francis Clark is also on hand to help you with:
- Farm succession, planning for retirement and family wealth protection and maximising claims for available reliefs
- Strategic business and tax advice
- Planning to minimise Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on asset disposals
- Business structures
- Advice on accounting software; including Cloud Accounting and Making Tax Digital compliance
- Financing, budgeting & cash flow
- Stamp duty land tax advice
- VAT advice
- Trusts advice and compliance
- Audit for larger entities
- Financial Planning advice on pensions and investments
- Specialist Energy & Infrastructure sector team
- Specialist Food & Drink sector team
Contact one of our specialist team today to find how we can help you, your family and your farm.