How we are funded

Red Tractor Assurance is a not for profit company, owned and funded by the British farming and food industry.

Our income comes from: 

  • Assured members – a small proportion of the annual fee paid to certification bodies is passed back to us. This royalty is specified on the invoice and will depend on business size and sector. 
  • Licensees – food businesses who pay to use the Red Tractor consumer logo on food they pack 
  • Food chain support – towards specific projects and communication and marketing activities, (e.g. AHDB and British Poultry Council).  

Our members can be assured that managing our very limited budget effectively and efficiently is a priority and any decisions to increase royalties are only made after considerable thought and to ensure we can continue to provide members with services, benefits and carry out the vital marketing and communication activities they expect us to do. 

Click here for a list of royalty fees per sector scheme applicable from 01 April 2021 


Contact us Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Livestock Transport, Livestock Market & Collection Centres, Meat Processing, Combinable Crops, Fresh Produce, Pigs, Poultry, Safe Haven and Cold Crush