Food, Drink & Agriculture Industry Tax Relief

Many in the farming and agriculture industry unknowingly engage in R&D activities on a daily basis that could qualify for a significant tax credit.

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Many other areas of technology are also involved in Food and Drink and Agriculture, to the point where it is hard to find and area that does not have a direct impact on the food industry. R&D in this sector is generally driven by changes to legislation, consumer trends and specialist dietary requirements.

Examples of areas where qualifying R&D activities could exist:

  • Food & Drink R&D: You’re always working to improve the health and nutritional profile of food and drink products, often to meet new government legislation. You’re trying to recreate the taste, texture and mouthfeel of established foods without using allergens such as gluten, egg and milk, or to replicate the effects of small-scale, artisan processes on an industrial scale.
  • Agriculture: As a key developer in agricultural technology, you’re constantly developing new solutions to improve agricultural efficiency and overcome the limitations of existing agricultural equipment. Through the development and rigorous testing of prototype equipment in this harsh operational environment, you facilitate the development of agricultural practices with better productivity and yields and reduced inputs and environmental impact.
  • Areas of science of relevance to agriculture are chemistry, biology, meteorology and earth sciences such as geology and soil science.

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The accountancy route just didn’t work for us. ABGI’s technical approach made a huge difference to the value of our claim, they did the bulk of the work and required limited input from us.

Andrew Murphy, Director

Troy Foods Ltd

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