Agriculture & Estates

The following articles were written by John Ward and published in the national Taxation magazine and on their website:

Davisons is a long-established independent firm of Chartered Accountants, who historically have looked after a large proportion of the local agricultural community.

Many of our staff are from agricultural backgrounds or have a keen interest in the sector. We have built up a superb reputation and are often called upon to provide expert agricultural taxation assistance to other professionals.

We are proud to not only be at the forefront of agricultural accountancy, but to also be able to offer our clients support, encouragement and the best tax and business advice. We believe in optimising business success, enjoyment and work satisfaction, whilst maximising income and assets for the future.

We act for a large number of dairy farmers, and can produce anonymous comparable financial information as a means of benchmarking individual farm’s performance. Please see the dairy farm comparison page for more information.

For latest information on grants please see our grants and funding page.

We can act as:

  • Accountants
  • Assessors
  • Auditors
  • Business Advisors
  • Company Secretary
  • Consultants
  • Finance Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Tax Specialists

Our agricultural team are specially selected for their technical abilities. Some of the areas they cover are as follows:

  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural asset advice
  • Agricultural wages and VAT
  • Benchmarking
  • Bookkeeping and stock movement records
  • Budgets and forecasting
  • Business advice and tax planning
  • Cash flow management
  • Company secretarial
  • Computer software and training, including: Summit, Farmplan and Landmark
  • Consultancy
  • Contracts
  • Enterprise accounts
  • Estate and succession and inheritance tax planning
  • Farm business appraisals
  • Farm diversification
  • Farm incorporations
  • Farm finance
  • Financial control and monitoring
  • Grants and funding
  • Management accounts – monthly and quarterly
  • PAYE
  • Taxation issues
  • VAT


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