Latest Blogs in Agriculture
Andrew Band
27th March 2017 Whitings’ Annual Farming Seminar

Invitation: Prospects for UK Agriculture. Once again agriculture is facing many changes and challenges. In order for us all to try and understand the many factors affecting us we have again engaged Andersons, the Farm Business Consultants, to present to us their “Prospects for UK Agriculture” Seminar, on Wednesday 26 April 2017. We are pleased,…

James Cater
23rd February 2017 Digital Carrot or Stick?

Making Tax Digital: Looking at cloud solutions. The Cultural Revolution, according to Wikipedia, was a socio-political movement, which took place in China from 1966 until 1976. Half a century later ….. Full article in Farmer & Growers publication (March 2017 edition)   Blog entry by: James Cater.

James Cater
1st January 2017 Agricultural Update

Farming Group Newsletter: Spring 2017. In this edition Whitings farming group look at Brexit, our annual farming seminar, development land, trusts, divorce, machinery leasing, double taxation and tenancies.   Full Newsletter   Blog entry by James Cater.

Ben Kilby
4th November 2016 Farm Accounting

Farm Accounts: Reached the Cloud? As technology has advanced in Agriculture and more bespoke equipment is being used day in day out, is it time for farmers to reach for the cloud? Can farm accounts software meet this challenge…..Yes they can! Over the past few months we have been working closely with Quickbooks Online to…

James Cater
4th November 2016 Agricultural Income

Farm Diversification: Proceed with caution ! As farmers innovate and squeeze more income streams from their land, care should be exercised to avoid potential capital taxers and VAT traps:

James Cater
4th November 2016 Farming Opportunities

Farming: Summer Update Whitings’ Farming Group looks at BREXIT, Energy Barns, New farm income streams, Entrepreneurs relief, Averaging, Permitted developments, Probate and FRS102.

James Cater
4th November 2016 Farmers

The options for cloud accounting available to farmers are increasing. Already QuickBooks Online have developed a nominal ledger format and reporting routines for their cloud-based system which facilitate the compilation of gross margin accounts and harvest year results.

Andrew Band
4th October 2016 Post BREXIT Exchange Rates

BREXIT: Initially a silver lining for farmers? Since the BREXIT vote the value of Sterling has weakened, such that the average exchange rate for the Basic Payment Scheme has been set at €1 : £0.85228. For those farm enterprises electing to receive this in Sterling, this is some 16% better than last year. Given the…

James Cater
28th September 2016 Agricultural Rent

Tenant Farmers: Is the rent for your land too high? Low commodity prices blighting British agriculture may offer some respite to Agricultural Holdings Act tenants. Rather than landlords pressing for higher rents there may be opportunities for tenants to seek downward rent reviews. Professional advice should be considered. For those locked into farm business tenancies,…

James Cater
13th September 2016 Data Security

Farmplan Cloud Offering: Keeping your data secure. Keeping your data safe and secure is essential for any business, however for many of us we also want to share our data with our consultants, accountants and within the business itself which can pose a problem with the existing systems we have in place. For Farmplan software…