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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in renewable energy, business and estate planning. It aims to set out the potential to diversify an existing farm of rural business into ‘green’ energy production and the various tax and business angles that will have to be considered in order to establish the most efficient optimal structure.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what alternative renewable energy options are available;
  • Know what support is available to landowners seeking to get onto the renewable energy;
  • Understand the key commercial decisions that landowners will have to consider when seeking to diversify;
  • Know the tax principles to be applied when diversifying into renewable energy projects;
  • Be aware of the necessary balance in structuring the enterprise to take account of risk and tax reliefs;
  • Understand what the FIT is and how to incorporate it into any income or corporation tax strategy;
  • Be aware of the scope and tax consequences for mixing domestic and commercial micro-generation;
  • Understand the significance of qualifying for EIS status for renewable energy projects;
  • Know the key action points for those interested in getting into renewables.
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
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The focus of this podcast is the tax and business planning considerations for those involved in or seeking to become involved in the production of renewable energy on farmland. It will address matters including the opportunities, structuring any renewable energy initiative, the key tax touchstones that should be considered with diversification and the key practical matters that form the backbone of any business plan.

Podcast added: 07/11/2011

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