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Agriculture Team Providing a specialist accounting, taxation and advisory service to agricultural and food production businesses.



Agriculture Team: Providing a specialist accounting, taxation and advisory service to agricultural and food production businesses.

Formed in 2001, Moore Scarrott are Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors based in Taunton, Somerset. We provide a high quality, pro-active, partner led service, tailored to suit the needs of your business. Moore Scarrott are specialist advisers to agricultural and other rural businesses, currently working with over 300 such businesses throughout the UK.

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All members of our dedicated agriculture and rural team have hands on farming experience either through their own family businesses or through management positions within the industry. We deal with all matters from outsourcing, compliance accounting and taxation issues through to strategic advice, devising and implementing tax mitigation strategies, succession planning strategies and farm performance monitoring.

Accountants, Taxation and Business development specialists

Our philosophy is to help our clients achieve their objectives for their business. To do this we first need to identify their objectives and then use our experience and expertise to help them achieve their aims. We match our services to the requirements of our clients to ensure that all of our advice is delivered in a cost effective way.

We offer a free of charge, no obligation initial meeting and discussion anywhere in the UK. If you would like to set up a meeting or would like to discuss any of the services we offer in more detail then please contact one of our team.

Annual accounts and tax returns

Benchmarking farm results

Strategic advice

• Financialaccountsprepared • Surveyoffarmresultsper

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inaformattoenable identificationofcontributions fromindividual enterprisesandcomparison withotherbusinesses Preparationoftaxreturns includingadviceontax mitigation Fulloutsourcingserviceand payrollbureau

Tax advice

• Planningandadviceonall • • •

aspectsofrevenueand capitaltaxation Businessstructuringfortax efficiency Taximplicationsonall aspectsofproperty VATadvice

• Identificationofobjectives hectarefromourclientbase • Developmentofstrategy offarmingbusinesses • Implementationadvice • Comparisonoffarmresults • Monitoringagainsttargets withothersimilarbusinesses • Identificationofstrengths Forensic services andweaknesses • Largedatabaseoffarm • Assessmentofquantumin results touseasthebasis commercialdisputes forinformedadvicetogether • Businessinterruptionand withindepthindustry lossofprofitsclaims knowledge. • Businessvaluations Succession planning • Shareholderorpartnership disputes • Advisingonsuccession • Matrimonialwork strategyincludingbusiness structureandasset ownership • Taxplanningforsuccession • Adviceonwills, shareholderand partnershipagreements


• Adviceonstructuringand sourcesofbusinessfinance

• Sourcingandnegotiating finance

• Grantfunding

Accountants, Taxation and Business development specialists



Mark Shelton FCA Partner - Head of Agriculture Tel: 07900 823107 Email: Mark spent ten years in practical farming and farm management consultancy before entering the accountancy profession. After twelve years with ‘Big 4’ firms and ten years running his own Somerset-based practice, working almost exclusively for clients in the food and agriculture industries, Mark joined Moore Scarrott in 2011 to head the firm’s Agriculture and Rural Business team. Mark is currently Chairman of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants.

Marcus Longbottom FCA Partner Tel: 07712 931993 Email: Marcus joined the partnership in 2007 having previously been a partner in a South Yorkshire practice. He qualified in 1992 and became a fellow of the Institute in 2003. Marcus has extensive knowledge and experience of the Agriculture and Rural Business sectors.

Angela Slade FCCA Senior Agriculture Manager Tel: 07860 410054 Email: A Devon farmer’s daughter, Angela joined the practice in 2003, qualifying in 2005 and becoming a fellow of the Association in 2010. She manages a portfolio of farming and rural business clients across the South West and maintains a healthy practical perspective on farming by helping out on the family dairy and sheep farm.

Jemma Crane ACA CTA Trusts and Estates Manager Tel: 01823 282100 Email: Jemma joined the practice in 2010, after qualifying as a chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor with a top 30 accountancy firm. She has successfully developed a specialism in servicing the varied accounting and tax requirements of landed estates, farmers and other clients within the rural sector. Her work includes trust tax planning and minimising tax exposure for individuals and businesses.

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The content of this document is for general information only. It should not be relied on and action which could affect your business should not be taken without appropriate specific professional advice.

Moore Scarrott Rural & Agricultural Brochure  

About the Moore Scarrott Rural and Agricultural team and the services on offer.