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Any business is eligible

Claiming for R&D Tax credits is simple and any business can be eligible.

Invest in Innovation

The government back companies that are always innovating. R&D tax credits allow companies to innovate and receive funding for doing so.

Tax Relief

You can claim back up to 33% of your R&D spend.

Over £33.3b claimed

There has been over 300,000 claims and over £33.3b awarded since inception of the scheme.

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Research and development is essential for companies to stay ahead of their competition and maintain a strong position in their industry. 

In the UK, research and development is often funded by the government, which provides incentives for businesses to invest in this area.

The government recognises the importance of R&D for businesses and aims to support initiatives that will help businesses grow and succeed, thus introducing R&D tax credits.

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Every Industry Can Benefit From R&D

There are many different types of R&D that are available to UK businesses. One type is technological research and development, which is when a business develops new technology or improves on old technology. This type of research can be very expensive, but it can also lead to big profits for the company.

Another type of research and development is product research and development. This is when a business creates new products or improves on old products. This type of research can also be expensive, but it can also lead to increased sales and profits for the company.

You can claim back on R&D tax relief on both of these.

Proactive Thinking

Research and development (R&D) is crucial for businesses, as it allows them to innovate and create new products or services. In the UK, you can claim back up to 33% of your R&D spend through the HMRC, allowing you to spend more on innovation.

Government Funding

In the UK, you can claim back up to 33% of your R&D spend through the HMRC, allowing you to spend more on innovation. R&D tax relief is a government scheme that allows companies to claim back on their corportaion tax, via their R&D spend (up to 33%).

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R&D takes place when a project seeks to achieve an advance in overall knowledge or capability in a field of science or technology.

The main areas of costs that can be claimed are:

  • Staff costs (Incl. salaries, employer’s NI, bonuses, reimbursed expenses and employer’s pension contributions);
  • Subcontractor/Freelancers costs (certain restrictions apply if you are claiming under the RDEC scheme)
  • Externally Provided Workers (EPWs)
  • Software License (revenue costs)
  • Consumable items (including heat, light and power, and materials and equipment used or transformed by the R&D process)
  • Payments to the subjects of clinical trials.

In the UK companies are able to claim tax relief for their R&D activity. The schemes, for SMEs and larger companies, are both administered by HMRC. Typically SMEs get back up to 33% of the amount they’ve spent on qualifying R&D. 

HMRC may reject an R&D claim, but they will firstly request further information, either Technical or Financial about the R&D claim before this is actioned. This is normally called an ‘HMRC Enquiry’.

Once the questions from HMRC have been addressed, HMRC may conclude either, that there is no qualifying R&D activity and reject the claim in full, or if they agree that there is some qualifying R&D activity but this is not represented by the size of the claim, they will reduce the R&D claim to fairly reflect the qualifying R&D activities undertaken by the company.

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