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Joe Spencer

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Specialising in the Agriculture & Rural Business sector Joe has developed a deep understanding of the challenges facing farming businesses today. He advises clients from small family farms through to larger commercial enterprises on various issues such as diversification projects, business restructuring, succession planning and benchmarking.

His experience within the agricultural sector enables him to offer considered and insightful solutions to sometimes difficult situations. Taking time to understand not only the business structure but also the family dynamics allows Joe to fully appreciate these relationships and to factor these in when suggesting inheritance tax and other succession planning strategies.

Joe is also involved in advising businesses operating within pharmaceutical and life science sectors. In particular, assisting with tax planning and structuring, and providing a full range of compliance services.

My latest insights

Contract farming arrangements – another little tripwire

by Joe Spencer

We focus on the DEFRA requirement for plant protection products in contract farming

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Making tax digital – what businesses really think

by Joe Spencer

That latest HRMC Making Tax Digital survey does not show encouraging results...

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Reducing greenhouse gases in agriculture

by Joe Spencer

We discuss the latest Defra greenhouse gas mitigation survey and what it means for farmers

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Babylon Farm Ltd vs HMRC

by Joe Spencer

We examine this legal case and its impact on the future of haymaking.

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Small scale solar for rural businesses – is it worth it?

by Joe Spencer

Should rural businesses explore solar power?

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Sustainable Farm Incentive 2022 – what you need to know

by Joe Spencer

We cover the background and key rules of the Sustainable Farm Incentive 2022.

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Is rewilded land eligible for Agricultural Property Relief?

by Joe Spencer

We explore if rewilded land is eligible for Agricultural Property Relief 

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New farm grants to boost productivity

by Joe Spencer

Two new grants available due to the restructuring of farming support.

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COP26 and the agriculture sector

by Joe Spencer

How is COP26 relevant to the UK agriculture sector?

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Tax changes for limited companies holding residential property

by Joe Spencer

Changes to be aware of for limited companies holding residential property

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Are building renovations always allowable against income?

by Joe Spencer

It is part of the historical legacy of farming that there will normally be a number of buildings on a holding dating back to times when machinery was smaller, yields were lower and employees more numerous.

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Annual Review: Farmer’s Opinion on DEFRA 2019-20

by Joe Spencer

On 22nd July DEFRA released the second in what has now become an annual review of the relationship between DEFRA and the country’s farmers.

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Suggested improvements to make CGT simpler

by Joe Spencer

In its second report on Capital Gains Tax (CGT) the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has highlighted fourteen areas where the tax could easily be made simpler, fairer, and easier to understand.

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Does the receipt of a subsidy reduce VAT recovery for agricultural businesses?

by Joe Spencer

An interesting VAT case has wider implications for agricultural businesses

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The super capital allowance – will it always be right to claim?

by Joe Spencer

Partner, Joe Spencer looks at the disadvantages of  the new super capital allowance

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The Path to Sustainable Farming

by Joe Spencer

We discuss George Eustice's Path to Sustainable Farming and what it means for you

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George Eustice addresses Chartered Accountants

by Joe Spencer

George Eustice, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, set out his plans for the future of farming

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Government small grants for Agriculture – claim window 7th February – 14th March 2018

by Joe Spencer

On 7th February DEFRA published details of the Countryside Productivity Scheme, which will give...

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Minerva Business Park
Peterborough
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What they say about us

The whole team are exceedingly knowledgeable and the main benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the reassurance I feel that our business is in safe hands. Hayley Wilson - Fenmarc
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What they say about us

The relationship with MHA MacIntyre Hudson has always been a solid one. The team are able to respond quickly to problems and achieving timescales. Their international network, Baker Tilly International, gives them breadth and the ability to cover overseas issues. - PRISYM ID