Background: A new client wanted guidance on structuring their combined farming and equestrian business activities to allow for succession of the businesses in a tax efficient manner.

How we helped: From a review of the business and asset ownership we identified that both businesses were not always profitable and all the land and buildings were owned by one member of the family. We implemented a structure involving partnerships which allows the flexible use of income profits and losses around the family. The land owning member is an active partner in both partnerships allowing a situation where valuable assets can be gifted to the next generation at the appropriate time without incurring substantial capital gains tax or inheritance tax charges.