Agriculture is one of the cornerstones of British industry.  Bell Barr & Company was initially formed with a handful of farming clients who appreciated the advantages of dealing with an accountant from a farming background, someone who really understood the nature of their business and the particular challenges of the sector, and it is a specialism that we have maintained and strengthened ever since.

Coupled with a unique set of challenges, the farming sector also has a unique tax treatment.  Herd basis elections, agricultural property relief, farmers averaging...   As agricultural specialists, we can ensure that your farming enterprise is structured in the most tax efficient manner.

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“Farm businesses are diverse; both in their agricultural operations and in the ways they diversify to reduce reliance on income from farm produce.  Not all accountants fully understand the complexities of farm businesses so when you find a company that does, you stick with them.  Bell Barr offer a specialist service to those in agriculture, underpinned by Anne’s farming background.  Their friendly, ‘open-door’ approach to their clients means a lot to us, when other factors such as the weather, or the banks, or the value of the Euro seem to be conspiring against us.  Bell Barr have helped us achieve some of our objectives, both by light touch and in-depth analysis – we can thoroughly recommend their services.”

David and Freda Scott-Park, Portnellan Farm LLP, Gartocharn.