Commercially managed woodlands provide some of the highest financial returns and benefit from significant tax advantages.
Forestry represents a unique asset class, yielding high returns in a tax-free environment. With annualised returns of 15% over the past 5 years, it ranks as one of the best performing assets available in the UK, over other mainstream investments. With income from timber sales being tax free, and forestry also benefiting from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Inheritance Tax (IHT) relief, forestry should be considered a vital component in an investment portfolio.
The management of forest assets is key to the realisation of high returns, and the selection of suitable property, whether in terms of species, age or locality, will have a strong influence on the overall performance. Our proven expertise in a wide range of woodland types, and depth of knowledge of the woodland property market, allows us to guide prospective investors toward acquisitions that best suit their needs.
IPD® UK Annual Forestry Index:
“The decade to the end of 2015 has seen continuous stellar performance by UK forestry investment with annualised total returns of 14.7%, 19.0% and 18.4% over 3, 5 & 10 years respectively and no years of negative returns.”
Investing in forestry is seldom a short-term investment, but in addition to high returns and tax advantages, it is an investment you can enjoy. The biological processes that increase both volume and value of timber provide an environment one can enjoy in person. With management in accordance with accredited standards of sustainability, it also provides an investment that appeals to many with its environmentally sound credentials.
Here at Pryor & Rickett Silviculture, we specialise in advising prospective investors on the acquisition of woodland to achieve a range of investment outcomes. Our services are tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients, whether they are seeking multi-million pound investments in Wales or Scotland, or one of the many smaller scale forestry acquisition opportunities that exist throughout the UK. Following acquisition, our management expertise forms a vital role in realising the best returns from the asset.