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R&D tax relief

Offering an R&D service can drive business-changing growth for your practice

With over 30 highly qualified experts, a partnership with the Markel will provide your practice with the technical knowledge and support to offer a robust R&D service.

Why partner with Markel?

Generate new and strengthen existing client relationships

Innovative UK companies rely on research and development (R&D) tax relief as a key element of their funding strategy. With renewed government focus on R&D, there is no better time to unlock business-changing growth for your practice and generate valuable additional revenue.

Build a risk-free R&D partnership

With increased HMRC scrutiny and accountability coming into force, we offer full support for accountants in:

• Identifying R&D opportunities and reviewing existing claims
• Compiling specialist technical reports and submissions
• Providing an expert defence to HMRC challenges

Safeguard your clients for the long term

Using an experienced and credible R&D specialist ensures that the technical application is robust enough to stand up to HMRC scrutiny. Our highly skilled team of in-house technical consultants includes PhD scientists, technologists and engineers. We are also the only R&D provider with over 25 in-house software engineers.

Start benefitting from a Markel R&D partnership today

About R&D tax relief

  • Adhesives, sealants, chemicals and paints
  • Agriculture
  • Alarms and CCTV
  • Automotive industry
  • Aviation and marine
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Clothing, textiles and fabrics
  • Energy harnessing
  • Fire and safety
  • Food and drink
  • Foundries
  • Games software industry
  • Insurance brokers (software development)
  • Manufacturing, engineering and electronics
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical
  • Printing and packaging
  • Property and construction
  • Security, lightning and electrical
  • Software development, IT & telecommunications
  • Travel agencies

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

  1. Attempting to make an appreciable improvement to new or existing products, technology, processes or services, although this does not necessarily mean ground-breaking, innovative, or novel work. If companies are aiming to make their products or process 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. 

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