Farms and Landed Estates - Agricultural Accounting

At Larking Gowen we have one of the largest teams of agriculture accounting specialists in the UK. Our clients range from small family farms to large rural estates throughout East Anglia and beyond. 

As your farm accountant, we'll provide a friendly, confidential one-to-one service, backed up by a deep knowledge of agricultural business. Many of our clients have been with us for generations and rely on us as trusted advisors.

Our expertise in farm accounting includes all aspects of tax planning, succession planning, diversification, landed estates, trusts, development land, Farm Business Tenancies (FBTs) and Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies (AHAs). We also have a standalone consultancy service offering support to you or your professional advisors.

Whatever the size of your business, Larking Gowen offers expert advice and support on every aspect of financial management and accounting for agriculture. Our guaranteed one-to-one service means that you'll deal with a named partner and an account manager, who'll both get to know your business inside out. We can also help you with diversification, reorganisation and land development.

The areas we cover include:

  • Income tax
  • VAT
  • Capital tax
  • Corporation tax
  • Preparing annual accounts
  • Tax efficiencies and retirement planning
  • Benchmarking (to see how your business compares with others)
  • Working capital requirement
  • Property planning
  • Renewables
  • Diversification
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Bookkeeping and payroll
  • Working closely with your solicitor and financial planner/advisor

Transferring ownership of an agricultural business can be complex and stressful. With our years of experience, we'll make the process of decision-making clear and easy to follow, leaving you in a position where you can protect your wealth and that of future generations. We'll also help you plan any inheritance issues from your business or personal finances.

With our many years of combined expertise and specialist knowledge, we also act as consultants on a standalone basis for tax and other issues. Whether you're reorganising or diversifying your business, or developing land, we can offer advice on a one-off basis to help you and your professional advisors make the most cost-effective decisions.

We'll work happily alongside land agents, legal advisors and your accountants. Our consultancy business operates both in East Anglia and more widely throughout the UK

Our agriculture accounting team has wide experience and understanding of the needs of land owners, landed estates and large agribusinesses. We can work closely with land agents and legal advisors on all issues. We have close links with the Country and Land Farming Association (CLA) and National Farmers Union (NFU), and our partners act as trustees on large farming estates.

Our advice and services include the following areas:

  • Income tax
  • VAT
  • Capital tax
  • Working capital requirements
  • Auditing
  • Trusts and trust structures
  • Succession planning
  • Personal tax

Larking Gowen has a deep understanding of the different challenges facing tenant farmers, and can offer a range of advice and services. We can also help with reorganisation and diversification. We have close links with the Tenant Farming Association (TFA) and the National Farmers Union (NFU).

The areas we cover include:

  • Income tax
  • VAT
  • Expenses
  • Working capital requirements
  • Capital tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Succession planning

Working with your lawyers, we can offer friendly and sympathetic help and advice on the financial and tax implications arising from divorce proceedings and probate. We can look at all financial issues from the perspective of both your farm business and your personal wealth.

Get in touch

T: 0330 024 0888

E: agriculture@larking-gowen.co.uk

John Cunningham

John Cunningham

Manager

Charlie Savory

Charlie Savory

Partner

Mike Carroll

Mike Carroll

Assistant Manager

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith

Manager

Melanie Sutton

Melanie Sutton

Manager

Ian Webster

Ian Webster

Partner

Chris Greeves

Chris Greeves

Partner

Grant Pilcher

Grant Pilcher

Partner

Steven Rudd

Steven Rudd

Partner

Mark Balfour

Mark Balfour

Partner

Stephen Coby

Stephen Coby

Senior Manager

Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Manager

Kelly Wright

Kelly Wright

Manager

Nina Baker

Nina Baker

Manager

David Cunningham

David Cunningham

Assistant Manager

Laura Howes

Laura Howes

Manager

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