Agriculture What we do for agricultural businesses
You may not instantly associate the agriculture and forestry sectors with R&D, but many are using innovation to improve efficiencies, reduce waste and develop new products and recipes to grow their business in more ways than one.
However the one stumbling block for some in claiming the relief is how they are structured, with some still owned as a sole trade or through partnerships, so they fail to meet the criteria of being subject to Corporation Tax – however all is not lost if there is a corporate member of the partnership. However with the next generation of farmers coming through, more of these structures are being incorporated and now able to benefit from the regime.
With a lot of farms diversifying their income streams as they look for new and innovative ways of improving their processes and quality of produce, R&D is more prevalent than you might initially think in the sector.
Examples of R&D activity within the agricultural sector include:
– Developing new techniques to improve the quality of crop growth
– Livestock feeding trials – time, type and rations of the feed
– Developing machinery and processes for water retention and soil erosion
– Developing new fertilisers or pesticides to improve the harvest
– Appreciably improving processes and machinery to reduce costs/increase efficiency
– Activities undertaken to improve soil quality
– Selective breeding to optimise genetic traits in livestock
average SME claim in the agricultural sector
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