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Sarah Dodds

FCA

Head of Agriculture, Partner

Tel: +44 (0)1733 568 491

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Sarah’s strength lies in helping ambitious, owner-managers to reach their goals. Her clients not only benefit from the emphasis she puts on having the right management information upon which to base decisions but her ability to summarise their position and make timely and appropriate recommendations. With expertise gained in the Manufacturing sector, Sarah helps manufacturing businesses with all aspects of strategic and financial matters – guiding them through the complex issues that require the right decisions.

The commercial world plays a major role in Sarah’s life but being married to a farmer and living on a mixed farm, has afforded her the opportunity to understand and appreciate the agricultural sector at first hand.  As head of the firm’s Agriculture & Rural Business sector, Sarah has brought her considerable personal agricultural knowledge to this sector, enabling her to develop an insight into farming & agricultural businesses not usually available to other accountancy professionals.

Sarah leads the Cloud Accounting Sector for the firm. With her dedicated Cloud team, Sarah advises clients on the best way forward using the various software packages and Apps available.

My latest insights

DEFRA 2019 Farm Practices Survey – key points from UK farms

by Sarah Dodds

We discuss the key points from the DEFRA 2019 Farm Practices Survey

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Is your farm fit for the future?

by Sarah Dodds

The future for UK agriculture has been set out in the Agriculture Bill.

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Are grain stores eligible for tax relief?

by Sarah Dodds

We discuss the case for tax relief on grain stores

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No-deal Brexit advice for agriculture

by Sarah Dodds

Our experts provide key advice for the agriculture sector in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

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Farm incomes in 2018 down by 15%

by Sarah Dodds

DEFRA suggest that farm incomes for 2018 will be down by some £860m, a reduction of over 15%.

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Increased Annual Investment Allowance for 2019 – the stumbling blocks

by Sarah Dodds

For most agricultural businesses the key announcement of the 2018 Budget will not be the change in personal tax rates or allowances (welcome as they are), but the increase in Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) from £200,000 to £1m.

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Budget changes in Capital Gains Tax rules - what they might mean down on the farm.

by Sarah Dodds

what they might mean down on the farm

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Budget 2018 – The Effects on Agriculture?

by Sarah Dodds

Most of the immediate reaction to Phillip Hammonds 2018 Budget statement dwelt on the headline grabbing increase in personal allowances and the question of whether or not the Budget marked an end to austerity.

Behind these key issues lie some 281 pages of detailed explanatory notes and tables, containing a number of changes which failed to grab the headlines but which are of considerable relevance to agricultural businesses.

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Good news and bad in the run up to the Agriculture Bill

by Sarah Dodds

In June, Michael Gove announced that the 2018 Agriculture Bill was likely to be presented in July...

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Preparing for a new world in agriculture

by Sarah Dodds

Following the conclusion of the “Health and Harmony” consultation the government will, amongst other minor issues on its agenda, “introduce an Agriculture Bill that breaks from the CAP, providing the United Kingdom with the ability to set out a domestic policy that will stand the test of time.”

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Clarification from Rural Payments Agency RE: Mid-Tier Stewardship scheme

by Sarah Dodds

It is generally accepted that the initial take up of Mid-Tier Stewardship was disappointing, with the majority of the businesses which came out of the Entry Level Scheme deciding against participating in the replacement arrangement.

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Budget 2017 – the agricultural perspective

by Sarah Dodds

As those involved in the industry will be well aware, agriculture operates in an environment which is often quite detached from the broader economy. Looking beyond the headline grabbing initiatives on housing, jobs and the NHS and into the finer detailed aspects, this Budget seems reasonably benign for the industry.

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The practical implementation of FRS 102

by Sarah Dodds

FRS 102 and FRS 105 have now been with us for well over eighteen months, and the first sets of small business accounts for which the new standards are mandatory are in the course of production and approval.

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Reviewing Your Will - A good idea for the next wet day on the farm?

by Sarah Dodds

Most commentators would agree that over the last generation, the farming community has enjoyed a relatively benign capital tax regime. Normally farms are eligible for substantial levels of Inheritance Tax (IHT) relief, and the absence of any charge on lifetime transfers has made passing on the family farm a relatively painless exercise

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Autumn Statement 2016 – the rural impact

by Sarah Dodds

At first glance Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement seemed remarkably short on announcements...

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The ‘End of The season of Goodwill’ for Farmers?

by Sarah Dodds

In the Autumn Statement we saw the acceleration of Capital Gains Tax on some property sales...

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Peterborough

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Minerva Business Park
Peterborough

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