Tax Planning

Our specialist tax team provide the highest level of advice, support and consultancy across all areas of business and personal tax. We provide the full range of compliance and advisory services that you would expect from one of the regions leading firm of accountants. No matter how large or small your needs we can assist you in the following areas:


  • Corporate and personal tax self assessment, including partnerships
    and sole traders
  • IXBRL filing

Planning & Advisory:

  • Business purchase and sale structuring including due diligence and exit planning
  • Reconstructions and demergers
  • Group and cross border tax planning
  • Patent Box and Above The Line R&D tax credit
  • Capital allowances planning including energy efficient capital expenditure and business renovation allowances
  • Tax efficient cash extraction and repatriation
  • Stamp duty and stamp duty land tax mitigation
  • Property tax planning – dealing and investment companies
  • VAT planning
  • Tax investigations and Self Assessment enquiries
  • Employee share incentives/employee share options plans
  • Entrepreneurs’ Relief & Enterprise Investment Scheme planning
  • Personal income taxes and capital tax planning
  • Will planning including trusts and estates

Tax Partners

Stephen Elliott
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t: 01942 356348

Patrick Morris
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t: 01942 356347

Case Studies

Ainscough Crane Hire Limited

Ainscough Crane Hire is the largest lifting services company in the UK. The shareholders wished to sell the company whilst retaining the various properties and depots as assets in order to provide revenue after the sale of the business. Fairhurst oversaw the demerger of the trading and investment property interests which resulted in the properties being removed from the company with no tax charge, including subsequent disposal of shareholder trading interests for consideration exceeding £250m. Both the vendors and company itself continue to utilise Fairhurst services.