You are required to specify a SIC code when completing your confirmation statement for Companies House. This article focuses on Section A of the SIC codes for agriculture, forestry and fishing. The SIC codes are divided into sections in alphabetical order, ranging from Section A to Section U. SIC stands for Standard Industrial Classification.
The Office for National Statistics refers to these SIC codes as the UK SIC 2007 codes and use them to produce statistics.
Section A: SIC codes for Agriculture, forestry and fishing
|01110||Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds|
|01120||Growing of rice|
|01130||Growing of vegetables and melons, roots and tubers|
|01140||Growing of sugar cane|
|01150||Growing of tobacco|
|01160||Growing of fibre crops|
|01190||Growing of other non-perennial crops|
|01210||Growing of grapes|
|01220||Growing of tropical and subtropical fruits|
|01230||Growing of citrus fruits|
|01240||Growing of pome fruits and stone fruits|
|01250||Growing of other tree and bush fruits and nuts|
|01260||Growing of oleaginous fruits|
|01270||Growing of beverage crops|
|01280||Growing of spices, aromatic, drug and pharmaceutical crops|
|01290||Growing of other perennial crops|
|01410||Raising of dairy cattle|
|01420||Raising of other cattle and buffaloes|
|01430||Raising of horses and other equines|
|01440||Raising of camels and camelids|
|01450||Raising of sheep and goats|
|01460||Raising of swine/pigs|
|01470||Raising of poultry|
|01490||Raising of other animals|
|01610||Support activities for crop production|
|01621||Farm animal boarding and care|
|01629||Support activities for animal production (other than farm animal boarding and care) n.e.c.|
|01630||Post-harvest crop activities|
|01640||Seed processing for propagation|
|01700||Hunting, trapping and related service activities|
|02100||Silviculture and other forestry activities|
|02300||Gathering of wild growing non-wood products|
|02400||Support services to forestry|
Choose the correct SIC codes for your business
You are required to specify at least one SIC code that closely represents your business activity when you complete your confirmation statement for Companies House.
For example, if you are in the business of raising sheep, goats and growing tobacco. You are using a limited company for these business activities, you would require to submit a confirmation statement to Companies House at least once every 12 months.
You can submit your confirmation statement online or by post. In your confirmation statement CS01 form, under the Standard Industrial Classification code, you would specify the following codes which closely match your business activities.
- 01450 Raising of sheep and goats.
- 01150 Growing of tobacco.
SIC codes for other businesses not related to agriculture, forestry and fishing
Click here for a list of SIC codes for other business activities not listed above.
Disclose your business activity in your company accounts
You are also required to disclose your business activities in your company accounts. Usually, the disclosure is in the format of a description rather than using the SIC codes.
For example, you would write in your director’s report under Principal activities heading something like this.
“The principal activity of the company is that of raising sheep and goats and growing tobacco. There has been no change in the business activities during the year or since the balance sheet date. The director is of the view that the company is well-positioned for the future.”
The director’s report is part of your company accounts.
If you require help with your company’s filings with Companies House or HM Revenue and Customs, feel free to contact our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.