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R&D tax relief consultancy

Research and Development (R&D) tax relief is often overlooked by UK companies and their advisers but can prove highly lucrative.

Eligible loss-making companies can benefit from a cash injection via a tax credit, or a corporation tax reduction if they are profitable.

We offer a free Research and Development tax credit health check where one of our specialist tax consultants will ascertain your eligibility for an R&D tax claim.

The health checks can be conducted at your premises, over the phone, or via email and our team will quickly identify whether an organisation is eligible for relief which is currently up to 33p for every £1 spent on R&D.

Who is this for?*

Typically, available to science, technology and manufacturing companies qualifying for R&D activities, R&D tax relief can result in significant corporation tax savings on eligible expenditure.

To qualify for R&D tax relief, a company must be:

  1. Attempting to make an appreciable improvement to existing technology or processes, although this does not necessarily mean ground-breaking, innovative, or novel work. If companies are aiming to make their products or processes cheaper, faster, smaller, or better in some way, then this may qualify as R&D.
  2. Overcoming technological uncertainties or challenges, especially if the solution will not be immediately obvious to a qualified professional. The company may need to go through a “trial and error” process to achieve the required solution.

How do I access it?

Claims can be made retrospectively for the past two accounting periods, so it’s important to find out as soon as possible if a claim can be made, and not miss any end-of-year deadlines.

For a free health check, please fill out the contact form and one of our experienced R&D advisers will be in contact with you to ensure that the development qualifies. Alternatively, if you are unsure, a telephone conversation will be able to help establish whether a claim can be made – call us on 0114 236 4457.

*Please refer to your policy for exact services included. Learn more.

Case study

Mobile Payment Technology Developers

The advance in technology is the development of a unique software platform that can be used by consumers as part of a common loyalty programme with their chosen retailers. It will also accept and process payments through a simple, fast mobile app without the need to carry multiple loyalty cards.

Technological uncertainties included:
  • Ensuring the data is securely stored due to confidentiality issues.
  • Developing the app to work on different operating systems such as Android and IOS.
  • Creating a newly encrypted QR code for every transaction to prove that the code has uniquely visited the device.

Value of the claim: £182,972.71