Julie ButlerFounding Director at Butler & Co Chartered Accountants
Julie Butler FCA qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 and founded the firm of Butler & Co in 1986. This business now trades as Butler & Co Alresford Ltd and Butler & Co Audit Ltd. Julie is a farm and equine tax specialist and is also an authorised individual licensed by the ICAEW to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales. Julie is the author of Tax Planning for Farm and Land Diversification and Equine Tax Planning as well as co-author of Stanley: Taxation of Farmers and Landowners with Malcolm Gunn CTA (Fellow). Julie is also editor of Farm Tax Brief. Julie and her team provide tax consultancy services direct to the farming and equine industry and to other accountants, land agents and solicitors on farming diversification, bloodstock and all areas of the equine world. Julie writes regularly in all the technical tax press and has a reputation for a fresh approach to subjects such as the need for partnership agreements, succession planning, all areas of development land, the definition of farming, woodlands, furnished holiday accommodation and all farm property concerns in this current complicated economic climate. Recent areas of tax writing have included Natural Capital, Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) with the impact on development, the Agriculture Act 2020 focusing on the changing subsidies, tax protection around pony paddocks, mixed rate SDLT and rewilding. Consideration has been given to interaction with Will planning, TRS registration of partnerships, and Stud losses. Julie lectures regularly to a large variety of audiences through various organisations and to the rural community direct.