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We have over 90 years of experience serving this sector and are one of the leading companies of agricultural accountants in the East Midlands. We have acted for several generations, assisting them with advice on succession planning, diversification and asset protection. We are also able to provide personal finance and pension advice along with payroll and IT services.

Coupled with the farming backgrounds of our specialist team, we offer unique perspectives on the strategic issues faced by the industry, including key decisions on finance and taxation. We understand that agriculture finance can be tricky at times so let us figure out the numbers - it’s our job to make yours a little easier.

Choose Duncan & Toplis as your trusted partner.

Effective tax planning and tax relief

The current tax regime gives businesses 100% tax relief on the first £200,000 of capital expenditure on plant and machinery. The tax rules are complex and forward planning is essential to structure expenditure correctly to get the best tax treatment. We have years of experience with agriculture tax so we are well suited to help you figure out the numbers.

Retirement and business structure

This needs to be planned strategically to maximise wealth and guarantee the availability of alternative assets that can be handed down while allowing for ongoing retirement income and a place to live. Planning a retirement scheme well in advance with Duncan & Toplis will allow you to finish your career with as many benefits as possible so when the time comes, your future is already prepared.

Diversification into renewables?

Between 2012 and 2016 more than half of our agricultural clients have invested in renewable projects and many are still planning to invest. At Duncan & Toplis, we want to help you get started with these projects.

We recognise that one size does not fit all and our advice will be tailored to take account of your specific circumstances and objectives. Renewable projects are a long-term investment that it pays to have professional advice from the outset to ensure every aspect has been carefully considered.

For more information about renewable projects, please contact us.

Access to finance

We appreciate that the costs required to maintain and grow an agricultural business can be vast, including purchasing machinery and equipment and the seasonal fluctuation in revenue. Our team of specialists can provide valuable advice about the financing options that are available to help with the upfront investments that are needed and that often cause restrictions to your cash flow.

Book your free access to finance consultation.

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