alternative investments

Tax breaks on forestry investments

A longstanding attraction of a UK forestry investment is that, provided it is run as a business and held for more than two years, it will qualify for the business property relief exemption from inheritance tax and also produce periodic tax-free income as trees are felled and the timber sold.

Growing pains

The road to the gains touted by one forestry investment company may be more arduous than the marketing makes out, says Ceri Jones.