Accounting for landowners

Our firm has a long established reputation for expertise in accounting advice and tax planning for landowners.

Our approach recognises the unique features of a family land and investment enterprise and we work closely with other family advisers to achieve practical solutions to the many issues involved.

We advise on all areas of accounting and tax planning, for revenue taxes, indirect taxes such as VAT and also for capital taxes such as capital gains tax and inheritance tax. We also advise on succession issues, business structures, trusts, companies and long term planning.

We provide these services through a specialist team who deal exclusively with landed estate clients. This is important as many of the planning and tax issues are specialist and it is essential to consider all aspects of the family and its affairs in much of our work.

Landed estates often include substantial agricultural enterprises, or diversifications based on agricultural businesses. Our expertise in this area is often critical in advising on these aspects.

We believe that our integrated, specialist approach enables us to give the best advice, taking into account the long term objectives and aspirations of the family members.

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Latest Estates News

  • Inheritance Tax online

    HMRC have begun providing an online form to help executors in England and Wales who wish to notify them of the value of an estate.

  • Tax on acquiring property in Wales

    From April, the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales take on responsibility for some taxes paid in Wales, and property acquisition is one major area of change. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is replaced by Land Transaction Tax (LTT) in Wales from 1 April 2018.

  • Merry Christmas

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year from all at Whittingham Riddell

  • Agricultural property relief

    Agricultural property relief (APR) is an important relief available for those who own agricultural businesses and property.


  • Welsh land transaction tax

    The Welsh Assembly has announced the proposed rates and bands for land transaction tax (LTT) which is to be introduced for land and property in Wales on 1 April 2018, replacing Stamp Duty Land Tax.

  • Bank of England rates rise

    The Bank of England (BoE) has raised interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first rate rise in ten years.

  • Trusts Registration Service

    HMRC have launched a new Trusts Registration Service (TRS), so that trustees can register their trust online and provide information on the beneficial owners of the trust.

  • 12/10/17

    An interesting tax case was heard before a First-tier Tribunal this year and has resulted in a victory for the taxpayer.

  • 16/08/17

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  • 31/07/17

    To best consider your tax planning options, land being put forward for commercial and residential development should be mentioned to your tax advisor at an early stage...