Farming and Horticulture Projects That May Qualify For R&D Tax Relief

Farming and Horticulture Projects That May Qualify For R&D Tax Relief

More and more, we are finding that businesses in the farming and agricultural industry are unknowingly engaging in R&D activities on a daily basis that could qualify for significant R&D tax relief.

Below are some areas which could be considered as research and development in the farming and agricultural sectors:

  • Fertilisers, pest and weed control
  • Adapting to atmospheric conditions e.g. silage wrap
  • Development of new machinery and components or adaption of existing e.g. robotics for a particular task
  • Maximise yield through soil management and smart irrigation
  • Processes to reduce waste and/or reuse waste products e.g. bio-fuels
  • Feed supplements to improve livestock production and reproduction
  • Use of sensors, drones and satellite technology
  • Vertical farming or hydroponics

Our specialist consultants are experienced in identifying which costs could qualify for R&D tax relief, which is a government scheme supporting innovation for UK SME’s. Many businesses which we speak to all too often believe that research and development encompasses projects carried out in a laboratory. However, that is a big misconception.

If you carry out any of the work mentioned in this article or have done so in the past, then a quick phone call with one of our Consultants will help you realise whether you qualify for R&D tax credits. Projects outside of the above list may also qualify.

You can get in touch with one of our Consultants at 0800 195 7516.

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

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